Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has said that he would like to follow Edwin Van Der Sar. The Manchester United veteran plans to call time on his illustrious career at the end of the current season, after more than 20 years at the top with Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and United.

“I like Edwin van der Sar a lot,” admitted de Vries. “He’s 40, but still at the top of the game.“And you look at some like David James, he’s still going at 40.

“Guys like van der Sar, James and Brad Friedel have all been able to keep going at the top level well into their careers.

“They have barely missed any games because mentally and physically they are very strong.”