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Van der Sar scheduled to make reserve return

October 6, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Edwin van der Sar will make his much-anticipated return from injury when appearing for Manchester United reserves against Everton on Tuesday.

Edwin van der Sar
GettyImagesThe Dutch keeper has been sorely missed by United.

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Van der Sar has not featured for United yet this season after breaking two bones in his left hand during a pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich.

In his absence, Ben Foster has been installed as Sir Alex Ferguson's stand-in number one but the England international has failed to fully convince, looking culpable when Kenwyne Jones put Sunderland 2-1 in front at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Van der Sar's return will therefore be welcomed by the English champions with the 38-year-old pencilled in to start in the second-string tie against Everton in Widnes.

The Dutch 'keeper joined United from Fulham in 2001 and has made 132 Premier League appearances for the club.