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Foster pledges future to United
07 Jul 2009 - 14:28:10
England international Ben Foster has committed his future to Manchester United by penning a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2013.
The 26-year-old moved to United from Stoke City four years ago since when he has been restricted to only ten first-team appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's team.
Injuries have limited his first-team chances for United and he spent the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns on loan at Watford, featuring in 81 matches for the Hornets.
"I'm really happy to commit my future to the club," Foster told United's official website.
"The team spirit here is fantastic and working along side Edwin (van der Sar) and Tomasz (Kuszczak) has been a great influence on my career."
Ferguson added: "We're delighted that Ben has signed a new four-year deal. Ben's seen as one of the best young goalkeepers in England and we genuinely see him as a successor to Edwin van der Sar."
Meanwhile, Bordeaux winger Gabriel Obertan is reportedly having a medical at Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old, who has been also been linked with Internazionale, AC Milan and Arsenal, is believed to be on the verge of sealing a £3million switch to Old Trafford.