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16/05/2011 09:22, Report by Adam Marshall

Edwin can't wait

Edwin van der Sar admits he can't wait to get his hands on the Premier League trophy again.

The United keeper enjoyed watching the title-clinching draw at Blackburn but feels it will be a special moment when the silverware is handed over at the end of Sunday's clash with Blackpool - his penultimate match in football.

"It feels different if you don’t play," he told MUTV. "Still, I have played 33, 34 matches or something, so it is great. The feeling comes more when you get the trophy in your hands. To get it in front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford, it will be an amazing feeling I think."

The Dutchman concedes the Reds were not always in top form throughout the season but a six-point lead in the table with a game to go tells its own story.

"In certain games we didn’t play that well or didn’t get the results we wanted away from home," he confessed. "But when you have won the league, it doesn’t matter how many points you are ahead of the other teams. I think we have proved we are capable of doing a lot of good things on the pitch also."

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Fun for the fans

"In the first 20 minutes, when it was still 0-0, I was able to look around and look at the fans, at the full stand behind the goal, and listen to the songs they were singing. Normally during the game you don’t have time to do that, except maybe have a quick glance over your shoulder. It was good to see all the fans enjoying themselves."

- Edwin van der Sar

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