United stopper hoping for Euro finale

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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar is targeting a Champions League final to end his glittering career.

The veteran Dutch stopper is set to retire at the end of the season, but has been in fantastic form for the Red Devils this term and could help the side claim a famous double.

With the former Ajax star preparing for a 13th Champions League semi-final against Schalke on Tuesday night, Van der Sar recognises that victory in the competition could be a perfect way to sign off as one of the world's best stoppers.

"It is always nice when you are involved in a winning team. We have been good recently, so hopefully we can carry that on," said the 40-year-old.

"I have had a reasonable career so far. Let's hope I can finish it off nicely."


The former Fulham stopper is well aware of the Bundesliga side's main threat though, and was full of praise for Spanish legend Raul ahead of their clash in Gelsenkirchen.

"Raul is quite an amazing player. He had so many years at Real Madrid at a high level and scored so many goals for them in the league. In addition, he is top scorer in the Champions League," continued the Manchester United number one.

"He is not someone you can lose your eyesight of. He is so dangerous and only needs a little chance to score a goal."

The second leg will take place at Old Trafford on Wednesday, 4th May, with Manchester United looking to reach the Wembley final against either Real Madrid or Barcelona on May 28th.

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