Date: 4th May 2011 at 4:37pm
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There`ll not be too many more times that Edwin Van der Sar will gather his thoughts, pick up his essentials and run out with a United side.

As his retirement draws ever closer, many have suggested that Edwin should reconsider his stance and give it another year or so, a thought Sir Alex Ferguson doesn`t concur with when he remarks,

“If I was giving advice to Edwin now I would say ‘retire` because he is at the absolute pinnacle of his career.”

“All of a sudden age comes on you very, very suddenly and I wouldn`t want to see Edwin in that situation.”

“He deserves to go out at the very top because his career has been fantastic, in the way he has conducted himself as a professional and a human being. He is absolutely gold standard. There is absolutely no reason he should risk another year and drop below his standard.”


Playing devils advocate, switch it around and I wonder what Edwin would say to Sir Alex in similar circumstances?



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