Van der Sar can't wait to concede goal
And with the former Ajax, Juventus and Fulham glove-man keeping his 13th consecutive clean sheet against West Ham on Sunday, he eclipsed the British record set by Aberdeen stopper Bobby Clark in the 1970/71 season.
However, Van der Sar, who has now gone 1,212 minutes without being beaten in the Engish top-flight, has revealed he is beginning to grow tired of his 'unbeatable' status and is looking forward to finally having to pick the ball out of his net.
"It is getting annoying now so maybe I will do it [concede] in one or two games," he said. "It is great of course but the records will only be important at the end of the season.
"If we end up losing another four or five games before the end of the season we probably won't be the champions and the goal is to win it. It is a halfway point. You take it on board but you don't celebrate.
"When you talk about this achievement it is all about the team. It is about organisation and trusting each other. If Rio [Ferdinand] steps to the right you know [Nemanja] Vidic will follow. It is about knowing Rafael will come inside, or when Michael Carrick is going to block a shot from distance.
"It is magnificent. Hopefully we can keep if going for a while."
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