Man Utd keeper Van der Sar loves fanatical Asian fans

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar loves to see the club's Asian fans up close.

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar loves to see the club's Asian fans up close.

He told manutd.com: "The last time we were in Asia was a great occasion because we became world champions and everyone is looking forward to going out there again this week."

Old Trafford is full most weeks with die-hard Reds from closer to home, but Edwin says these summer trips are an opportunity for equally devoted United fans to see the Reds up close.

"It’s a great feeling to see the joy on people’s faces when we’re in Asia," he says.

"The fans are so fanatical and dedicated – some wait outside our hotel all day and night. Many of them don’t get the chance to see us very often so it’s great that we can over there and visit them."