By Chris Wright
After months of to-ing and fro-ing over a decision, Manchester United’s veteran custodian Edwin van der Sar has finally confirmed that he is to ‘hang up his gloves’ at the end of the current season.
Van der Sar had been toying with the prospect of calling time on his illustrious footballing career when his wife, Annemarie, became seriously ill in late 2009.
Speaking via his management company’s website, the Dutchman relayed the news:
“It is now time to pay attention to my family.
“I cannot really identify a time when [the decision to retire] happened, let’s just say that it was playing