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Reds happy with keepers

08 Aug 2009 11:53:32

Reds happy with keepers

SIR Alex Ferguson is convinced Ben Foster and Tomasz Kuszczak are both capable of filling Edwin van der Sar's shoes during his enforced absence through injury. That's why the United manager has ruled out bringing in a more experienced goalkeeper with the Dutchman expected to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks as his broken fingers heal. Ferguson has yet to name his preferred choice against Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley tomorrow but insisted: "I have no interest in anyone else. I am happy with what I have got." Ferguson would not be drawn on whether he would be naming a regular starter between the posts while Van der Sar recovers. Both Foster and Kuszczak played a half in the 2-0 victory against Valencia in midweek. "It really depends on performances," he said. Activity "If you have watched the games Ben and Tomasz have played, Tomasz has had more activity and therefore more saves to make. But I will speak to both of them about the situation. "We have a selection dilemma as to who plays in goal on Sunday. It is not an easy one for me." Ferguson will be without three key defenders against Chelsea and confirmed that Nemanja Vidic will miss the start of the Premier League season. Vidic has been ruled out of the Shield showpiece and the following game with Birmingham because of a calf injury. Wes Brown is also sidelined with a thigh problem but is expected back for the opening league match while Gary Neville is unavailable because of a groin strain. For match report, ratings, pictures and reaction from Wembley, log on here tomorrow


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