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Man Utd hit by new Foster injury

Ben Foster
Ben Foster made his international debut against Spain in 2007

Manchester United keeper Ben Foster will be out for six to eight weeks with an ankle ligament injury.

Foster, who missed most of last season following cruciate ligament surgery, limped out of United's reserves 0-0 draw with Blackburn on Thursday night.

The 25-year-old England international also missed the start of the current campaign with a knee injury.

Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The lad's got no luck at all. I hope he gets over this injury and doesn't get any more."

Foster had been tipped to challenge United number one Edwin Van der Sar who has had a shaky start to the season.

Ferguson added: "He was coming on fantastically and training really well.

"He's been blighted by these injuries and I just hope he gets a break now."

Van der Sar made a crucial error in United's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool last week.

The former Dutch international was also at fault for Newcastle's goal in the opening game of the season.

Foster has just one United appearance under his belt so far, against Derby County back in March.

He joined the club in July 2005 but was loaned out to Watford, where he spent two seasons in the first-team before coming back to United last summer.

see also
Keeper Foster makes Watford move
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