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MANCHESTER UNITED AND TOTTENHAM AFTER AJAX STAR

Hakim Ziyech is reportedly a target for Tottenham and Manchester United according to reports from Holland. The Morroco international was one of the star players during the Dutch side run to the semifinals of the Champions League last season.

It was expected that the player would be leaving in the summer due to his low release clause stipulation. However, a move failed to materialize and Ziyech remained at the club. The 25-year-old has continued with his rich vein of form and scored a spectacular goal away to Valencia in the Champions League.

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ALISSON SETTLED QUICKER THAN VAN DER SAR AND DE GEA

Liverpool shot stopper Alisson Becker has received numerous commendations for settling to life at Anfield very quickly. He was named the UEFA Goalkeper of the season 2018/19 last night. He was ranked ahead of Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Stegen and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Andre Onana of Ajax completed the top five.

 

 

Alisson did this in a pressure-laden season at Anfield after the sacking of two goalkeepers and the club paid a record fee of 63 million Euros to land him from Roma. In the 13 games run to the Champions League title, the Brazilian kept six clean sheets. More importantly he has been a huge boost to the confidence of the team since he joined.

Many pundits say the goalkeeper has settled quicker than Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar at Fulham and even David De Gea at Manchester United when he arrived. Alisson arrived at England and hit the ground running, and becoming a fan delight instantly. The player has been praised for his mental strength and goalkeeping contributions since Jurgen Klopp took a leap of faith to sign him.  

He is expected to return soon from his six weeks injury to continue his fine work. Adrian has been representing decently for Liverpool but the team needs Alisson back. Liverpool are hoping to challenge Man City for the league title, whilst maintaining dominance locally.

Alisson remains a contender for player of the year but it is increasingly likely that the FIFA award would go to his teammate Vigil van Dijk, who won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.

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Edwin Utilized to Get Matthijs Move to Line

Manchester United and Barcelona both need to sign De Ligt from Ajax, with the 19-year-old the most-needed protector in world football. It has been a staggering effort for the international player from Holland, who helped his club win the Eredivisie title this season. De Ligt additionally assumed a key job as Ajax made to the semi-finals of the Champions League, losing 3-2 to Tottenham on home match to crash out in the most emotional of conditions.

Manchester United and Barcelona are only two of the clubs seeking the adolescent this exchange window. Liverpool, PSG, Manchester City, Juventus, and Bayern Munich have likewise risen as suitors for the player. However, Marca columnist Chris Winterburn has asserted United are inclining toward Van Der Sar to get it for De Ligt over the line.
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BARCELONA SET TO SELL DEFENDER TO FUND TRANSFER

Barcelona have been quietly strengthening their squad ahead of next season as the Catalan outfit are planning for the future. The club had earlier in the season confirmed the transfer of Ajax ace Frenkie De Jong in a deal worth €65million.

Barcelona are determined to complete the swoop of the talented youngsters at Ajax with their latest pursuit of Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt. The defender is regarded as one of the brightest young defenders in Europe with many top clubs interested in the defender.
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UNITED REPORTEDLY EYEING FORMER PLAYER

Manchester United are reportedly looking to set-up a new role at the club with a director of football position. According to reports, the club wants to follow other teams like Manchester City and Barcelona who use this system effectively.

Ed Woodward Manchester United Chairman Ed Woodward currently shuffles this role alongside his role as the CEO of the club. However, the problems experienced in the summer when the club was unable to secure key signings has forced a rethink by the club.
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The Very First Director Of Football Till The Date Is Going To Be Edwin Van Der Sar Of Manchester United

In Manchester United 266 appearances made by Edwin Van Der Sar. At the conclusion of this session, two major appointments are to be made by Manchester United. New manager that are going to permanent are to be announced by the club, chances are that Gunnar Ole Solskjaer can become if he and his performance impressed the same way as now, also Director of football is to be appointed and this is going to happen for the first time in the history of Manchester United.

From the time when Sir Ferguson Alex has been retired in the year 2013, there was a need of Director of Football in the club and its appointment was discussed many a time in these years but it failed always. In the meanwhile, United’s enlistment has regularly stood jumbled and foolish. There is a need in the club for somebody to concentrate on enlistment and work as a bridge among the administrative staff and the persons of the board, and it shows up they perceive this.
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Edwin Focuses On The Retention Of Talent

Edwin van Der Sar being Ajax CEO, he has retaliated to suggestions of Andre Onana, the goalkeeper of this club, being moved back to Catalan club in Barcelona. There have been repeated links suggested and that has led to Edwin making a strong statement to the press. Van Der Sar has stated that he would like to retain Andre Onana and wanted the football community to be aware of the intentions of his club.

The Dutch legend has been having a successful stint with Ajax so far with this being the third season consecutively that he is playing as the primary goalkeeper. It is not difficult to understand why Edwin would be keen to retain him for the coming year as well. He also stated to the press that Andre is eager to play in the first team but he needs to get there gradually. He started off with Europa League final which was indeed a great start for him. Even though last year proved difficult for the team he was able to prove himself to be a valuable team member.
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Van Der Sar Resigns From Director Of Football Role Of Man UTD

The last shot-stopper has lifted up from the Ajax hierarchy. According to the information, it is not going Old Trafford in the coming two years for sure. This report, Edwin Van Der Sar has rejected, contrary to the report, he wants to be the part of Manchester United as a football director. The Premier League side is hoping to hire a director to manage their business in the transfer market, and there are two best candidates for this they are the former star player and RB Leipzig employment manager Paul Mitchell.

Van Der Sar has spent six years in continuation with the Old Trafford club and has achieved a lot. He has reached the CEO level of Ajax from marketing director in recent years. He is now 47-year-old, according to him there is still more work left for him to do in Eredivisie and thus he does not have any plan to leave Johan Cruyff Arena in the near time, although the Old Trafford outfit will ring.
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Edwin Van Der Sar Rejects Rumors About United Return

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar has ruled out the new technical director’s role in Manchester United. The Red Devils plan to appoint a football director after the reaction to their disappointing summer transfer window.

United is prepared to follow the modern tendency to add a connection between the manager and the board and a football director is expected to be announced in the coming days to ease the case. The old Trafford page has been associated with several names since then, and one of the names that have recently come is their former actor Edwin Van Der Sar. The Dutch striker, who spent six seasons at Old Trafford, won four Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy, has gone from marketing director to CEO at Ajax.
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Edwin Van Der Sar Is In The Run For Director Of Manchester United Football

Edwin Van Der Sar, once the Reds goalkeeper is being seen positively as the CEO of Ajax. According to the reports, Edwin Van Der Sar is in the race to become first ever director of Manchester United football. Along with the goalkeeper of Red Devils, others who are in consideration are Monchi of Roma and Fabio Paratici, the Juventus chief.

According to the information, the Dutchman, who is now 47 years old, is at the forefront to become the chief executive officer. According to the sources, the United club has started their search for the CEO post; however, they will hold a huge amount of interviews to make sure that only the person is appointed to the role. At the Old Trafford, the player got the legendary status. In the 266 appearances, he made up 135 clean sheets.
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