Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Van der Sar Sets the Record!
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has just set the record for most time without conceding a goal.
Van der Sar has now gone 1,032 minutes without giving up a goal, which broke Petr Cech's previous record of 1,025 minutes from 2004-2005.
Van der Sar said, "The most important thing is the win, but of course it is great for the team to get the record. I just needed to keep the concentration levels high and fire up the defenders and midfielders."
This type of play from Van der Sar is exactly what Man United needs in order to stay atop of the Premier League. When Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra return to action Van der Sar will have an easier time, but for now he has to continue to play well.
Manchester United has to play Everton next and then West Ham. Look for Van der Sar to continue his streak.
SOME GREAT VAN DER SAR SAVES: