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If Ben Foster had not been behind arguably one of the best goalkeepers in recent history (Edwin van der Sar), I don't doubt for a second he could currently be the England and Manchester No. 1.
As it works out, Foster currently plays for West Bromwich Albion and has retired from international football until further notice.
This is a terrible shame, as some of Foster's saves put you in the mind of a young Gordon Banks.
Ben Foster was given his chance at Manchester, but unfortunately he was a little too reckless to justify a permanent starting place.
Foster's efforts against Tottenham in the Cup final will not soon be forgotten, where he looked at previous penalty-taking footage to lead Manchester United to a spirited victory.
At 28 years of age (bearing in mind keepers can play well into their 30s), Foster still has time to fulfill the kind of role we all know he is capable of.
With any luck, Foster will come out of international retirement and pose a serious threat to Joe Hart, which would be beneficial for his club, his country and (most importantly) himself.