United 'in good position' to snare top European keeper

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Manchester United chief executive David Gill says that Sir Alex Ferguson is very close to securing a new goalkeeper to replace retiring Edwin Van der Sar.

"We know the keeper we want and are in a good position and I'm sure we can get the deal done," Gill told the BBC.


"We've made the decision of who we want, we've been associated with all the top goalkeepers in Europe over the past six months, but we've known who we wanted for many months and we aim to achieve that.”

United were front runners to secure Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer’s signature, but Bayern Munich look to have snapped up the German star, with Bayern president Uli Hoeness announcing over the weekend that a deal had been agreed to.

Athletico Madrid’s David de Gea and Ajax’s Maarten Stekelenburg now look to be favourites to move to Manchester United, with both performing well for their respective domestic clubs.

Van der Sar has made 262 appearances for the Manchester United squad, and amassed a range of trophies, including the 2008 Champions League and four Premier League titles.

The Manchester Untied legendary keeper also set a new record in the Barclays Premier League in the 2009-2010, going 1311 minutes without conceding a goal.

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