Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has admitted he never expected his stay at the club to last as long as it has.
Van der Sar told Inside United: “I still believed I was doing enough to play for a bigger team but you need someone to take a gamble, which Sir Alex Ferguson did. At the time I was 34 so I didn’t expect to be here six years.
“I thought that I would be at United for two years and then maybe go and do something else. Instead I am steadily trying to reach my testimonial.”
He went on: “It was important my wife felt okay with it. If she had said she would rather go back to Holland then we would have done that.