Man Utd boss Ferguson happy to hear Gullit rates Van der Sar
And he welcomed the praise of his Dutchman by Ruud Gullit, telling manutd.com: “There’s no doubt that van der Sar back makes a difference. In Moscow, with the experience of Gary Neville, Rio and Nemanja, that was a good solid back four.
“In the last year there have been a lot of changes at the back because of injuries. But last season we went through that period of not losing any goals.
“Van der Sar kept breaking records – although I’m not sure exactly whose record he beat because I kept hearing about goalkeepers from some Honduran league who’d gone so many more games without conceding!
“Edwin is a fantastic goalkeeper, though.
“It was interesting recently that Ruud Gullit claimed he is the best goalkeeper in the world.
“He got no argument from his fellow panellists, and I think his argument is quite right – just look at Edwin’s record over the years, his composure and organizational ability.
“He does make a difference to us.”