Van der Sar to extend United stay

Manchester United are set to offer Dutch international Edwin van der Sar a new one-year contract extension, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 39-year-old shot-stopper has made more than 100 league appearances for the Red Devils since arriving from Fulham in 2005, winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

The veteran glove-man was widely expected to hang up his gloves at the end of the current campaign, sparking speculation linking United with a host of custodians, including CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev, Juventus No.1 Gianluigi Buffon, Schalke stopper Manuel Neuer, Bayer Leverkusen keeper Rene Adler, Lazio's Fernando Muslera and Rui Patricio of Sporting Lisbon.

However, Van der Sar could now agree a new one-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit for the 2010/11 campaign, casting doubts over the future of Polish international Tomasz Kuszczak, who is viewed by many as United’s third-choice keeper.

Kuszczak joined the Red Devils from West Bromwich Albion after an initial loan spell in 2007 and has gone on to make 19 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

He has made just two appearances to date this season, against Wolves in the Carling Cup and Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

While England international Ben Foster - who featured against Brazil in Doha at the weekend - has also expressed his frustration at a lack of first team football since Van der Sar's return from injury.

He revealed that he believes he has fallen behind both the Dutchman and Kuszczak in the pecking order following a string of mistakes between the sticks.