Ex-United stopper Tweets 'good luck' to Sunderland star ahead of City cup clash

Former Manchester United keeper Ben Foster wants his old friend Craig Gardner to win the Capital One Cup this afternoon against Manchester City.

Ben Foster is finally showing us all the quality he possessed as a young stopper which saw Manchester United spend £1 million on the Stoke City stopper - after watching him in action for Wrexham in the Football League Trophy final back in 2005.

Foster went on to join Watford on loan for two seasons and become one of the most highly rated young stoppers in the country - such form that saw him recalled to United at the end of the 2006-07 season.

He never truly made an impact at United - he struggled with the pressure of playing for such a big team - while his horrific spate of injuries also put paid to his career.

In the end he spent five years at United - but moved on to Birmingham City and is of course now the first-team stopper at West Bromwich Albion.

Three years ago he won his third League Cup Winners Medal after also picking up the award twice at United - along with former team-mate Craig Gardner.

Gardner moved to Sunderland after relegation that season - and he has the chance to win his second medal with victory over the favourites Manchester City at Wembley later today.

And the former United stopper wants his old friend to beat City this afternoon - in fact he even sent him a good luck message on Twitter this morning ahead of the game:

For some reason we feel that Foster speaks for all of the red half of Manchester when he wishes a Sunderland player luck this afternoon - former team-mate or not.

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