Van der Sar signs United extension

Manchester United's veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has signed a one-year contract extension, the club said on Friday.

The Dutchman, who joined United in June 2005, will now be tied to the Old Trafford club until at least June 2011.

"This is a great club and I was shown a great deal of compassion and support during a difficult time in December and January for which I am extremely grateful," the 39-year-old, whose wife Annemarie suffered a brain haemorrhage before Christmas, told the club's website.