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Van der Sar plays the hero again
James Hardy / Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
YOKOHAMA--Edwin Van der Sar's star turn in a penalty shootout handed Manchester United the European Cup. According to Alex Ferguson, his performance Thursday kept them on course for the FIFA Club World Cup, too.
The veteran goalkeeper made three crucial saves against Gamba Osaka in their 5-3 semifinal win at International Stadium Yokohama, stops Ferguson said kept his side in the game at crucial times.
"For me the star man was Edwin van der Sar," Ferguson said. "I think his saves today have secured the victory for us, put it that way."