Man Utd boss Ferguson: Van der Sar is club legend

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Edwin van der Sar will be known as a club legend. Van der Sar kept another clean sheet in yesterday's 4-0 victory over Hull City.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Edwin van der Sar will be known as a club legend.

Van der Sar kept another clean sheet in yesterday's 4-0 victory over Hull City.

In his column for United Review, Ferguson declared: "It is perhaps significant that when we had 14 clean sheets last season we had a settled back four. That’s what we want again and when we achieve consistency in defence I’m sure we will get consistency in results. The way Edwin came back to perform against Burnley after only five days training speaks volumes for his professionalism. The Dutchman is becoming one of United’s real legends. I certainly count myself very fortunate to have worked with Edwin and Peter Schmeichel, great personalities and two of the best goalkeepers in the world.

"Edwin’s composure under pressure not only helps his own goalkeeping but the performances of those in front of him. We certainly send our best wishes to his wife, Ann Marie, and wish her a speedy recovery from her illness after bravely allowing Edwin to come back to play for us."