Manchester United have signed Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

The 34-year-old Dutch keeper has agreed a two-year deal and will join the club on 1 July.

United have been looking for a new goalkeeper after releasing Roy Carroll at the end of May.

Van der Sar joined Fulham from Juventus for £5m in August 2001 and went on to make 153 appearances for the London club.

The Dutchman is United’s first signing since the club’s takeover by Malcolm Glazer and he is expected to join the squad for July’s tour of the Far East.

He will become the latest in a long line of keepers hoping to fill the void left by Peter Schmeichel’s departure in 1999. Mark Bosnich, Massimo Taibi, Raimond van der Gouw, Fabien Barthez, Carroll and Tim Howard have all attempted but failed to establish themselves at Old Trafford.