I think being Dutch he'd feel the pressure of replacing Van Der Sar more than most - but he's done it well for the national team, especially considering that he's probably the best goalkeeper Holland have ever had. One thing I would say is that we can't afford to fornicate the keeper replacement up this time like we did when Schmeichel left and keep hoping average keepers step up, we need an established performer at the top level
agreed, we'll be in a spot if Giigsy, VDS, Scholesy and Nev retire together!!
other than RB, i think we need to buy in all other positions to cover for them..maybe even for Giggs, but need a creative Mid and a world class GK for sure
I didn't realise Stekelenburg was so tall, absolutely massive. Definitely big enough for us in my opinion (I like big keepers). Not seen enough of him to say how good he is, did well in the World Cup in my opinion, lets not forget that Holland's defence wasn't exactly brilliant. Heitinga was playing CB and he can't get into the Everton team ahead of Distin. There are a few GK's that seem to be coming out of the woodwork now, declaring interest in joining us, some may be looking for deals at their current clubs though.
There seems to be a new story everyday about "Uniteds first choice keeper". Lindegaard was mentioned again today. Stekelenburg and Neuer were mentioned yesterday and De Gea the day before. It's getting ridiculous at this stage as I can't see a keeper being signed until the summer. One story that intersted me though was about Buffon. Heard his agent was in Manchester recently and discussions were rumoured to have taken place. Think Buffon has the same agent as Vidic so it would make sense if he was in Manchester. I feel we need an experienced keeper but as I say nothing will be decided until June or July so Id say there will be plenty of rumours until then.
I didn't realise until the other day how tall Buffon is. Might be a good short term option if we buy Lindegaard too. Who may need time to adapt to a tougher league. Heard Buffon could be quite cheap too.