May 8, 2021

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Van der Sar responds to suggestions linking with Man Utd return


Edwin van der Sar has responded to speculation linking him to a return to Manchester United, with the former goalkeeper being suggested as a potential replacement for outgoing Executive Vice President Ed Woodward.

Van der Sar has been linked with a return to the Red Devils in recent years, speculation which has risen in recent times after it was announced that Woodward had stepped down from his post following the fallout from the club’s involvement in the proposal. the European Super League.

The Dutchman is currently working at another of his former clubs, Ajax, as CEO and when asked about a possible United interest, has revealed he has already had talks with the Old Trafford hierarchy.

“Manchester United? It’s always nice to read positive things about you, ”he said. Good Morning Eredivisie from ESPN.

“Everyone is ambitious in life. Have they contacted me? Yes, a few years ago.






Van der Sar has revealed he will only leave his current job for a club he admires, reiterating his happiness on the Dutch side and speaking of his pride in Ajax’s achievements in recent seasons.

“I couldn’t do this job at a club that I don’t like. I am extremely satisfied with what we were able to achieve at Ajax.

“Ten years ago, we had the ambition to join the European elite and we have lived up to those words. We did it through hard work and without a rich sugar daddy or government funding to help us.

The former Netherlands international – who won four Premier League titles with Manchester United – discussed the differences between working for the Red Devils and Ajax, admitting there were several structural differences to consider before making a potential return to England.


“What kind of CEO are Manchester United looking for?” I’m not your typical CEO, ”he said.

“I’m more of a CEO for the football side. Ajax is very structured. Manchester United are so different and you also have to work with multiple owners.

“Does that suit you or do you enjoy your life in Noordwijk and Amsterdam enough?” That is the question.”

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