Things looked up for Ben Foster at the beginning of the season when it was announced that Edwin Van Der Sar would miss the opening two months of the campaign through injury.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson opted to give Ben Foster a chance to stake his claim to be the next number one at Old Trafford and I think it’s fair to say, Foster has let that chance slip through his fingers.
The former Watford keeper has let in eight goals so far this campaign in as many games, and although the majority of goals probably weren’t his fault, some of them were. I’m talking mostly about Gareth Barry’s goal in the Manchester derby, Andrey Arshavin’s goal for Arsenal in United’s 2-1 win last month and Kenwyne Jones’ goal at the weekend.
For me, Foster, 23, has looked incredibly nervous whenever the ball approaches the United box. With Van Der Sar’s return from injury fast approaching, it probably wasn’t a good idea by Foster to have a go at the manager following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland.
Yes, it has been reported today that the pair had a bust-up following Saturday’s game after Ferguson blamed Foster for Sunderland’s second goal on the night. It will be interesting to see if Foster is even a United player this time next season. I do feel bad saying this, considering the fact that I actually thought Foster was a very good keeper before this season, but I don’t think he is Manchester United material.