When you ask any Manchester United supporter who their idol is, you will get a different response from each; George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes – the names will keep coming. The name Edwin van der Sar may not be one of the most obvious but he was an important player in his time at the club.
Edwin van der Sar rescued Manchester United countless times throughout his stint as a player at the club, and he and the Red Devils have continued their strong relationship after his playing days. The Ajax chief executive has now made a ‘rare’ decision to help United and former manager Erik ten Hag seal a deal for priority transfer target Antony. The Red Devils are locked in advanced talks with Ajax over the 22-year-old, and there is confidence an agreement will be struck before the September 1 summer transfer deadline. Van der Sar, not for the first time, has taken it upon himself to intervene and bring negotiations to a close.
Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has reportedly urged the club to increase their offers for Ajax duo Lisandro Martinez and Antony. The Red Devils are understood to have had an opening offer of €50m (£42m) rejected by the Eredivisie champions for centre-back Martinez, while they have also seen a €60m (£51m) bid for forward Antony rebuffed. A recent report has claimed that United have now discovered the valuation of both players, with Ajax wanting €60m (£50.8m) for Martinez and €80m (£67.8m) for Antony.
According to The Times, Ten Hag is now pressing United to make improved offers for the pair, while both players are also hoping to force through a move to Old Trafford. The report adds that Ajax would prefer to recruit replacements before agreeing to sell either Martinez or Antony this summer. Martinez, who made 36 appearances for the Dutch giants last season, has also been linked with a move to Arsenal, but it is thought that the 24-year-old Argentina international would prefer to join Man United. Continue reading ” ERIK TEN HAG URGES MAN UNITED TO INCREASE MARTINEZ AND ANTONY OFFERS”
Manchester United legend Edwin Van Der Sarknows a lot about new manager Erik Ten Hag having worked with him for many years at Ajax Amsterdam. Edwin Van Der Sar worked in close quarters with his compatriot for the better part of the last five years.
Edwin Van Der Sar sent a message to new Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag via his Twitter account last month as he wished him well in his new job. The former Manchester United goalkeeper wished Ten Hag everything he achieved during his time at Ajax Amsterdam and more. According to him, with dedication, vision and his abilities as a manager/coach, Ten Hag would be able to achieve what he did at Ajax and many more at Manchester United. Thereafter, Edwin Van Der Sar thanked him for everything. Continue reading “UNITED: VAN DER SAR’S MESSAGE REVEALED”
Manchester United decided to be slow and steady in replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager earlier this season. But if they had taken the same approach when finding a new CEO then they could have been able to bring in a formidable partnership that appear ready-made for the roles – Erik ten Hag and Edwin van der Sar.
Ten Hag is edging closer to being appointed as the new Red Devils boss, with the way he has made two Ajax sides that were competitive in all competitions with a low budget impressing. But it wasn’t just the 52-year-old behind that side. Continue reading ” EDWIN VAN DER SAR ADMISSION RAISES QUESTIONS OVER UNITED APPOINTMENT”
Dutchman Edwin Van Der Sar was one of the best goalkeepers in the world before he signed for Italian Serie A side Juventus in 1999. Premier League heavyweights Manchester United wanted to sign him before he left Ajax Amsterdam to sign for the Old Lady in a £5m deal. Edwin Van Der Sar made his Juventus debut in the 1-1 draw at home to Reggina thus becoming the first non-Italian in the Juventus goal.
Edwin Van Der Sar was the first-choice goalkeeper at Juventus in his first two seasons at the club as the Old Lady finished second in quick succession in the league. In total, the Dutch shot stopper made 66 appearances in the Italian top flight over the course of his first two seasons as a Juventus player. Carlo Ancelotti was the Juventus manager at the time and they had the best defensive record in the league in each of the first two seasons spent by Edwin Van Der Sar at the club. Continue reading “VAN DER SAR: JUVENTUS CAREER PROBED”
Ajax chief executive Edwin Van Der Sar went down memory lane as he recalled the underrated part of his game. Edwin Van Der Sar used his Twitter handle to point out the best part he enjoys apart from keeping clean sheets as a goalkeeper in a reply to the goal clip from his Manchester United days.
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Ajax Amsterdam Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edwin Van Der Sar has reportedly been added to the shortlist of potential candidates for the Director of Football (DoF) job at Newcastle United. This is according to the report from the stables of 90min which stated that the Edwin Van Der Sar is the new name on the list after the new Magpies owners were turned down by another Ajax Amsterdam director, Marc Overmars.
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Ajax Amsterdam CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Edwin Van Der Sar has described Cameroon national team shot stopper Andre Onana as a great goalkeeper amidst the transfer links involving him and Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan. Edwin Van Der Sar talked about Onanaamidst the reported interest from Inter in a chat with Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
Dutchman Van Der Sar said it’s sad that Onana can’t play in a professional game until the start of next month as a result of the doping ban slammed on him. Ajax CEO Edwin Van Der Sar also had good things to say about Italian football as he paid glowing tribute to Atalanta manager GianPeroGasperini and the fantastic job that he has done at the club.
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Brad Friedel has revealed that he was bizarrely fined for swapping too many shirts during his time at North London club Tottenham Hotspur. Friedel spoke to Ladbrokes about his time at Spurs as he also discussed Harry Kane and his quest to leave Spurs to win major trophies elsewhere.
American goalkeeper Brad Friedel disclosed how he was fined for £800 for swapping too many shirts. According to him, the rule of being entitled to just eight to ten jerseys as a Tottenham Hotspur player was new to him when he moved to the club. Friedel went on to give the reason behind him swapping shirts with Edwin Van Der Sar and others. Continue reading “FRIEDEL FINED FOR BIZARRE REASON”