Keeper van der Sar lauds Man Utd defender Ferdinand on return from injury
The United star played in back-to-back outings last week, helping his side record clean sheets in both games.
The keeper told the Manchester Evening News: "It is nice when you get experienced players back. He did really well and has been working so hard to regain his fitness.
"He had the disappointment of not captaining England at the World Cup. But, hopefully, all the hard work he has put in will pay off and give him a good season without missing too many matches."