Ferdinand wants Man Utd keeper to be given run of games

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes it beneficial to United for either Ben Foster or Tomasz Kuszczak to be given a run of games between the posts.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes it beneficial to United for either Ben Foster or Tomasz Kuszczak to be given a run of games between the posts.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson is still debating who to choose in goal against Chelsea on Sunday in the Community Shield with Edwin van der Sar out for up to 10 weeks as his broken fingers heal.

Ferdinand said: "It is always great to play consistently with the players around you. It leads to a better understanding.

"But it is a great opportunity for whoever the manager picks. No matter who comes in, we will have great confidence in them for Tomasz and Ben are two fantastic goalkeepers.

"I think sticking with one of them would help the goalkeeper as well as the team.

"Being in an out of the side can be difficult for an outfield player, never mind a goalkeeper.

"But I am sure the manager will do what is right. He is his own man and will make up his own mind."