Manchester United: Fergie expecting Dutchman to retire

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United expect Edwin van der Sar to retire at the end of the season.

The Dutchman celebrated his 40th birthday earlier this year yet, apart from one mistake against West Brom in October, has still been performing to his usual high standards.

However, Van der Sar has always been mindful of the potential for a dip in standards and whilst the player himself has remained silent on the issue, Ferguson feels this campaign will be his last.

"We are planning for this being his last season," he said.

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