Veteran Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is in no hurry to retire even though he will be 40 in October.

The Dutchman signed a one-year contract extension in February which means he will remain with the club at least until the end of the coming season.

Van der Sar insists age should be no barrier to staying hungry and having the will to win. "I have been hearing these questions for the last three or four years. Sometimes you surprise yourself also. It is a great club to be at," he said.

"You play in the Premier League, the Champions League, you have a chance of winning titles and trophies and competing against the best players in the league.

"It is something that is too good not to do it any more. I still very much enjoy it. Even my age it is still a pleasure to put in all the hard work so you are in the starting XI on a Saturday and a Tuesday night."

Van der Sar faces competition on the club's summer tour from Tomasz Kuszczak and rookie Ben Amos, following Ben Foster's departure.

And the former Ajax and Juventus shot-stopper believes United have a bright future.

Van der Sar said: "We have a great mix of some senior players and a whole crop of younger players coming through.

"United emphasise they are a club that produces young players. I can see some who will be here for a long time."

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