Young Man Utd keeper Heaton uses van der Sar as role model

On-loan Rochdale keeper Tom Heaton has ambitions to emulate veteran Manchester United stopper Edwin van der Sar.

Heaton, 23, joined Dale last week on loan from United until the end of December and made his debut in Saturday's 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Chesterfield.

He said: "He is in his late 30s and I'm hoping one day to get to that level.

"Playing in these games will hopefully set me on the right path."

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