Edwin van der Sar @ United

51 appearances
2006/07: 47 appearances
2007/08: 44 appearances
2008/09: 49 appearances
2009/10: 29 appearances
2010/11: 11 appearances

Total: 231 appearances

UEFA Champions League: 2007/08
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
Premier League: 2006/07; 2007/08; 2008/09
Carling Cup: 2005/06
Community Shield: 2007; 2008; 2010
29/10/2010 08:40, Report by S Bartram, Laura Kane

Video: Top of the stops

The widespread shock which greeted Edwin van der Sar's costly drop against West Brom spoke volumes for the Dutchman's consistency.

As he turns 40 today, the veteran goalkeeper can instead reflect on a spate of vital, often spectacular interjections which have punctuated a silver-lined United career.

Since arriving from Fulham in 2005, van der Sar has elevated himself into Reds folklore as one of the finest goalkeepers in the club's history, capped by his Champions League-clinching heroics against Chelsea in Moscow.

Edwin's next appearance will make him only the second 40-something to play for United - the first was Billy Meredith - and in celebration of his Reds career to date we've put together a compilation of his greatest saves.


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