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Man U eyeing Akinfeev as replacement for Van der Sar

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London, Sep 7(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already started looking out for a possible replacement for goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar, as they prepare for life after his retirement.

According to reports, Man U are eyeing Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev to replace Van der Sar, who is on the verge of retirement.

The 23-year-old Akinfeev has impressed many club managers since arriving on the scene five years ago, it is believed that he has been on the radar of a number of Europe's top teams and Fergie does not want United to miss out, The Sun reports.

Van der Sar has said that he will make his decision about whether to hang up his gloves at the end of this season. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, September 7, 2009, 16:10 [IST]
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