Edwin targets second medal

13 March 2008 10:22
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has set his sights on a second Champions League winners' medal. The veteran Dutchman, whose first medal dates back to winning the competition with first club Ajax in 1995, is hoping United can go all the way in Europe this season. The Red Devils haven't reached the Champions League Final since their treble-winning season of 1999. "Everybody wants to win it and we'll be doing our very best to claim another medal," he told MUTV. "It's a long time since I won it and it's the same for the boys who played in 1999, so everyone's determined to repeat it." Meanwhile, the 37-year-old keeper is hoping to avoid being paired with one of the three other remaining English sides in Friday's quarter-final draw. "I would prefer to play a European team," he continued. "It's part of the Champions League experience. You go to the airport, you fly somewhere, you rest in the hotel, you train the night before the game and you play in different surroundings in front of a hostile crowd. "I would prefer that but if we're drawn against an English side, we'll deal with it." Elsewhere, United have been boosted by the news that Gary Neville played 75 minutes for the reserves on Wednesday night. The club captain has been out of action for 12 months with various ankle and groin problems but is now close to a first-team comeback.

Source: ESA

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