Man Utd keeper Van der Sar offered new deal

The Dutch goalkeeper’s contract with the club expires in the summer, and Ferguson is keen to keep him at Old Trafford.

He said: “Our approach with players in their 30s is to give them one-year contracts that’s what we did with Denis Irwin.

“He signed one-year deals before he eventually left when he was 36. There’s nothing wrong with that and we’ve given Edwin another one-year contract.

“Edwin’s fit, he’s lean, he’s hungry and he can play for another two years, easy.”