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Ben Foster’s Manchester United Future Hangs in Balance After Sir Alex Row

Ferguson angered by another mistake from his back up keeper.

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Ben Foster, left out of Fabio Capello’s England squad on Sunday after a string of goalkeeping errors in recent games, was involved in a furious row with his Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, the previous day, according to reports in the Daily Star last night.

Ferguson blamed his out-of-sorts goalkeeper for allowing Kenwyne Jones to score during last Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Old Trafford. It was the latest in a line of high-profile mistakes the 26-year-old has made.

Foster has officially been left out of the England squad because of a chest injury, but his form and confidence have disintegrated this season, when he has covered for the injured Edwin van der Sar.

The Dutchman played in the reserves against Everton last night on Tuesday and may return to the first team after this weekend’s international break.

Ferguson has recently been linked with the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio with Van der Sar revealing he will decide whether or not he is to retire at the end of this season in January. (Guardian)

Ben Foster has indeed been flapping around in an alarmingly good impression of a bad keeper but I have to say that I don’t think that he is actually that much to blame for Sunderland’s second goal. Yes the Man United goalie has made a series of high profile gaffes this season but on this occasion I think he has taken the flak unfairly.

Either way he isn’t going to have much of a future at the club if he argues with Sir Alex Ferguson and when Edwin Van der Sar does hang up his gloves I would imagine Ferguson will be scouring Europe for a replacement rather than look to the England man as first choice stopper at Old Trafford.


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