Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2013, it was announced on Tuesday.
It is a welcome boost for the 26-year-old, whose career has been hampered by injury. He missed the end of last season after needing surgery on a ruptured ligament in his right thumb.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "We are delighted that Ben has signed a new four-year deal. Ben is seen as one of the best young goalkeepers in England and we genuinely see him as a successor to Edwin Van der Sar."
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