Following Ben Foster's strong performance in the Carling Cup shootout win over Spurs, and Sir Alex Ferguson's glowing post-match remarks, it looks like the Englishman will be given the first crack at dislodging evergreen veteran Edwin Van der Sar next season.
In my opinion, even that will still be only a dress rehearsal for the 2010-11 season, as on current form, I still can't see VDS relinquishing top spot next season. I think he'll retire having hung on to the number one shirt.
Now we have to wonder, what will become of Tommy K? Will Fergie give him another chance, keep him around as understudy to Foster when VDS does finally retire (not a bad option), or send him on his way? He's taken a lot of stick from United fans, but in truth he's not often let anyone down. It's just that he looks nervous and hyper when he plays, and it often spreads unease through the back four. It's just his style, unfortunately, but it couldn't be more polar opposite from the sanguine Van der Sar.