Date: 23rd February 2014 at 4:20am
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Van der Sar's retirement marks the end of an era

Whilst the answer tends to lean towards one, the question of who was better between and is a one that is frequently asked.

After years in goal for United, Schmeichel left the club as United’s best ever goalkeeper and one of, if not the best goalkeeper to play the game.

After a series of failed experiments, Ferguson finally got things right when he brought in from Fulham and whilst the Dutchman was at the club for 6 years, he did enough to threaten Schmeichel’s throne.

The two greats met up at a UEFA function in Nice last night, prompting Van Der Sar to tweet this picture:

Van Der Sar & Schmeichel

Whilst the pair’s place in history is cemented, you have to wonder if could surpass them given that he has time on his side?