Van Gaal tight-lipped over keeper

Posted Friday, July 31, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has admitted he is no closer to revealing who his number one goalkeeper will be next season after seeing Michael Rensing's match-winning performance against Manchester United.

Rensing was Bayern's hero as he saved penalties from Patrice Evra and Jonny Evans as the hosts clinched the Audi Cup by defeating the Red Devils.

But Van Gaal will not let one positive game force him to reveal his cards early. "I have not yet made my mind up about several positions and the goalkeeper's is one of those," admitted Van Gaal.

Rensing remains locked in a battle with Hans-Jorg Butt for the number one shirt for this weekend's DFB-Pokal tie at Neckarelz, knowing that whoever Van Gaal chooses for that game will be his first-choice for the whole season.

Just 24 hours earlier, Butt made a glaring error in gifting Andrea Pirlo a goal for AC Milan, leaving Rensing in pole position for the weekend.

However, he is not going to take anything for granted and knows he still has two training sessions left to convince Van Gaal.

"I think we are going to find out who will be in goal one day before the cup game in our final training session," admitted the 25-year-old.

"I don't think that the coach will make up his mind based on this one game."

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