Man Utd No1 Van der Sar: Capello wrong on England keepers treatment

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says Fabio Capello treated his goalkeepers wrongly during the World Cup.

Van der Sar is convinced one of the reasons for England’s dismal exit from the tournament was Capello’s failure to tell David James, Rob Green and Joe Hart where they stood.

Van der Sar said: “There was some discussion about who was England’s No.1 going into the World Cup, but the situation never really seemed to be resolved.

“For myself, in my situation, if I was Robert Green, David James or Joe Hart I’d have wanted to know if I was the man or not. It seemed to be up in the air and maybe it was unsettling.”

However the veteran Dutchman thinks there was an over-reaction to the Green howler which gifted the United States their goal in the opener.

He added: “I don’t think Robert was the only keeper to have trouble during the World Cup. I know you must look at yourself first but situations can change – it was unlucky for England this time.”

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