Edwin van der Sar experienced a career as a Manchester United player that spanned over 5 seasons and now that the champions of the Premier League have recently gone through a switch in the managerial role of the club, the former Dutch shot-stopper voiced his opinion about having Louis van Gaal as the next coach.

“I will say more about Louis and United once his appointment is official. But I have made it clear here before that Louis van Gaal is the best manager I have ever played for’’. Edwin van der Sar said.

Bayern Munich’s Franz Beckenbauer is another figure who has expressed his idea regarding the potential of having Louis van Gaal as the successor of David Moyes.

‘’He would be perfect for Manchester United because he is an internationally experienced coach and he understands English football. I don’t know if it’s a rumor or if they’re really trying to sign Van Gaal but if they agree with Louis I think it would be a good part of the future. He won a lot of titles so he is experienced and he is ambitious. He has the personality. He has everything.” Beckenbauer declared.

Louis van Gaal has already been in charge of top clubs around the world including: Barcelona, Ajax and Bayern Munich. The Dutch manager is currently in charge of Netherland but will become a free agent when the 2014 World Cup concludes which gives Manchester United enough time to appoint an interim manager until the upcoming World Cup finalizes.

The 62 years old manager is a top candidate on taking charge of Manchester United in the upcoming season and has the full support of Edwin van der Sar as he stated that Louis van Gaal is the best manager he has worked with even ahead of Sir. Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti.

From Denmark

Anders Rosenkrantz Lindegaard is a footballer of Danish origin and is the goalkeeper of the successful Manchester United team. He was born on 13 April 1984 at Dyrup, Denmark and his progress to senior level came via Odense Boldklub, his hometown club.

When opportunities became scarce, he was awarded with a breakthrough by Aalesund in the 2009 Norwegian Football Cup. He also holds the distinction of being awarded by both Norway and Denmark as 2010 Goalkeeper of the Year.

His first senior appearance came against Iceland on 7th September, 2010 and before that he also played for Denmark under U19 and U20. Under the net he has fantastic reach and he uses his full 6.4” frame to optimum level tending the goal. After Aalesund he joined Manchester United in 2010 and still continues to play for the club where he wears the number 13 Jersey. His contract with the club was for the period of three and half years and Lindergaard reportedly fetched a price of about £3.5 ml for it. His debut with the club ended in a 2-1 victory over Southampton in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Lindegaard had been the apprentice of De Gea the United’s goalkeeper and Alex Ferguson gave him the chance to play in his last game of the Premier League. The match was a draw with the scores standing at 5-5 but Lindegaard got rewarded with a Premier League medal for achieving 10 Premiership games.

On his international career, he had appeared 8 times for Denmark. They won’t be at the World Cup sadly.

Other honors, he holds include one appearance in the Norwegian football cup in 2009, Danish Cup appearance in 2007 with his hometown club Odense Boldklub, and Premier League appearance in 2012-13 season and FA Community Shield in 2011 and 2013. His individual award includes the Kniksen award in 2010 and the Danish Goalkeeper of the Year for 2010.


David Moyes has not enjoyed the best of season starts after going through a number of disappointing results in the Premier League after losing against teams such as Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United just to name a few of the opponents that managed to claim a triumph against Manchester United.

Those results have left Manchester United in the middle section of the Premier League standings as they are 8 points behind the table toppers Liverpool and Arsenal. Their hopes on retaining and protecting the league title just keeps on getting further and further away.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is still hopeful that Moyes can turn things around and that all what the Scottish tactician needs is time.

“I think it will take some changes and take a while maybe,” he said at the UEFA Champions League draw, which had United paired up with Olympiacos.

“Alex Ferguson has been there for 26 years and you’re not going to change that straightaway. It will be a good opportunity for them in the next round in the Champions League and some games over Christmas to get some good results.”

Manchester United arguably had the best result during the UEFA Champions League last 16 draw as they have to face off against Olympiacos a squad that seems to be less complicated than all the other remaining teams in the European competition.

Van der Sar spent 6 years at Old Trafford and he knows that it takes any manager a decent amount of time to get adapted to the new players and new club that he will be in charge of as the Dutch goalkeeper said that Moyes just needs more time to settle in and the results will eventually arrive.


The former Manchester United player Edwin van der Sar who played for over 5 years with the team that was under the tutelage of Sir. Alex Ferguson and now is the marketing director of Ajax has recently spoken to the press about Celtic’s goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Van der Sar said: “I’m really impressed with Forster. I was down at pitch-side when he came out for his warm-up in Glasgow before the Ajax game and I was really struck by his size.

“People look up to me; they always say I’m a big guy. But he is something else with his enormous frame. I found myself looking up to him. Of course there is more to him than that. He’s playing really well at the moment, especially in the big European games which means he’s getting quite a reputation’’.

“But he’s earned that with his all-round game. I’ve played in Italy and England and Forster could definitely do well in either of those leagues, no problem. He could play in the very best leagues in Europe without any struggle’’.

“And if he goes on like this he must have a chance to play for England in the friendlies coming up, with everything that’s going on with Joe Hart. I think everyone at Celtic knows he’s ready for international football because the Champions League is such a high level.”

In Forster’s debut season with the Scottish club Celtic, he managed to keep 24 clean sheets out of the total 44 matches played for the team as he helped break the previous record that Celtic had of 21 clean sheets in the same season. One of the latest william hill offers is on whether he will beat that this season.

Following his successful debut season with Celtic, Forster signed a permanent deal with a transfer fee believed to be around the region of £2 million and now top European clubs such as Barcelona and Manchester City are interested in signing him. This shows the talent that he has been displaying even though he is only 25 years old.

Edwin van der Sar backs De Gea

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar believes that the club’s current first choice keeper David De Gea played one of the most pivotal roles in the club’s title success last season and he sees the young Spaniard ruling the Manchester United penalty box for many years to come as the club’s first choice shot stopper.

The Dutchman finished his career with the Red Devils in what was a trophy laden spell for him as he won four Premier League titles, two League Cups as well as the UEFA Champions League during his six years spell. And De Gea was handed the near impossible task of stepping into the shoes of one the greatest goalkeepers of all time when they made him the second most expensive goalkeeper in the world to bring him to the club when Van Der Sar hung up his gloves.

He had a very shaky start to life in the Premier League and it seemed the player was unsettled in England and was also burdened with the pressure of taking the mantle from Edwin van der Sar but since then, he has really turned a corner and has been an excellent performer for United as the capped of the last season of Sir Alex Ferguson in charge of the club with the Premier League trophy.

And according to Edwin van der Sar, who now serves as the marketing director of his former club Ajax Amsterdam, the progress the Spaniard has made is absolutely unbelievable. He added that he came from a different league when he was just 20 years old and was immediately handed over the No. 1 shirt at Manchester United but he has risen to the occasion and it can be safely said that United are in good hands for the next decade.

Ajax Amsterdam expects Eriksen to leave

Frank de Boer, the Ajax Amsterdam manager has admitted star player Christian Eriksen could leave the club this summer transfer window and admitted that he has already considered replacements for the Danish international midfielder who continues to be linked with Liverpool.

And the Dutchman has also stated that he is ready to replace the player from within the ranks rather than bring in an expensive signing. Eriksen has a contract with the club till next summer and has turned down the chance of a renewal. He has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur in the past and AC Milan, AS Monaco, AS Roma Borussia Dortmund over the last couple of months.

And with Liverpool being continually linked with the player and the player himself stating that he would be open to a move abroad, especially in England this summer, the Ajax Amsterdam has already earmarked replacements to take over from the Danish international, who is himself a product of the famed youth academy of the club.

According to the former Barcelona defender, it is not possible for the club to go out and splash the cash to bring in a player of a similar quality to Eriksen, and hence, they will turn to their academy graduates to phase into the team. He has also named a few players as the likely replacements for the player from the famed academy of the club.

De Boer made it clear last month that he expected the player to leave the club before the transfer window slams shut on the 2nd of September and according to the Ajax Amsterdam manager, it is up to the player where he wants to play his football and if he thinks Liverpool is the place, then he will leave with the best wishes of the club.


The former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has said that the upcoming season will be a big test for the new United boss David Moyes.

Moyes signed for Manchester United about one and half months back after managing Everton for 11 years. He has not yet started working as United boss officially. He will take charge in a few days when the team will start the pre-season training.

When asked about his thoughts on Moyes’ appointment, Sar said, “It’s going to be a big test for Moyes. I just want to wish him all the best because he is going to replace the greatest manager that this game has ever seen.”

“Moyes is a decent manager. He didn’t do a bad job for Everton in the last 10 years. He got the best out of many players there. If he can do the same at United, I am sure he will win some trophies.”

“One problem that Moyes had at Everton was the lack of quality players. He had to deal with the limited resources. At United, he won’t have that problem. He will have a number of quality players there. So, that’s a positive for him.”

When asked if he was surprised by Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to step down, Sar said, “Not completely. I had a feeling that his retirement was not too far away, but, I was not sure if he would retire at the end of the last season. However, we should respect his decision. He is a true legend.”

When asked about the speculations that Wayne Rooney would leave Manchester United this summer, Sar said, “I don’t think Wayne should do that. He will not get a better environment at any other club in the world.”


The former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has praised his Real Madrid compatriot Iker Casillas by saying that he is one of the best in world. Casillas is also the captain of the Real Madrid team.

Despite being a goalkeeper, the 31-year-old has come extremely close to be named as one of the front-runners for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in recent seasons. Van der Sar has also hailed the achievements of the Spaniard, who has managed to lift every major trophy at club and international level. The player, though, has been having a number of altercations with the current manager José Mourinho.

As a result, he has not been holding a first-team position like in the past. However, the player will be missing out on the Champions league match against Manchester United due to his failure to recover from the recent injury. Casillas suffered a fracture to his thumb while playing in the Spanish league. As a result, it has not given the selection headache for the manager Mourinho in recent weeks. The Portuguese, though, revealed that Casillas is closer to first-team action, but the player is not expected to be part of the starting line-up against Manchester United.

“What can we say about Casillas? He is 31-years-old and has won everything. I think he started playing for the first team of Real Madrid at the age of 17 or 18 , that says everything. He has been wonderful for all this time for both Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. I do not know him personally, but I see him, I read his interviews, and I`ve never heard anything bad about him. He`s a great captain for Real Madrid and for Spain,” said Edwin van Der Sar, who has retired from professional football a few years ago.


The former Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van Der Sar has said that he thinks that the Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will eventually come good. The Spaniard has come under intense criticism at the club after a poor first season.

Van Der Sar was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers that the club had after Peter Schmeichel. It has to be said that de Gea has failed to live up to the expectations in his first season because he was consistently overshadowed by the Dane Lindegaard. He had arrived from the Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a huge fee of £ 18 million.

Van der Sar, who recently retired from professional football, has said that he expects David de Gea to be a good goalkeeper for United in the years to come because he still has a lot of football ahead of him. Van der Sar has said that it is extremely difficult for a goalkeeper to be able to fight off consistent competition. David de Gea has been consistently competed for the first-team in the den goalkeeper Lindegaard. Ferguson has also not chosen in the goalkeeper as his first choice because both have been rotated on a consistent basis.

“I think it’s tight at the moment between David de Gea and number two Anders Lindegaard. In their first year (in 2011/12) and even in the first half of this year also, (Alex) Ferguson has changed his goalkeepers. Sometimes de Gea plays up to five or six games then Anders has a chance. I don’t think he (Ferguson) was really ready to name his number one but I think they’re both doing a great job,” said Edwin van Der Sar. He has also recalled how he came to the club at 34 years of age, but went on to have six great years at the club.


The former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van Der Sar has become the new marketing director for the Dutch club Ajax where he began his career many years ago. The 42-year-old has been not involved in a lot of things since retiring from professional football in 2011.

In the last few weeks, he has been holding talks with Ajax over the possibility of an unspecified role. It has now been revealed that he will become the marketing director at the club. Ajax have praised the qualities of the former Juventus and Manchester United goalkeeper by saying that his leadership will be of great importance to the team and the club.

Edwin van Der Sar is the veteran of numerous matches of great importance. He has also managed to win two European cups during his stellar career, while also managing to win 130 appearances for the Dutch national team. This is not the first time Ajax have recalled one of their former players to be part of the setup at the club. Edwin van Der Sar last played professional football for Manchester United in the Champions League final against Barcelona back in 2011. The match finished as a 3-1 defeat for the team, as they lost to Barcelona for the second time in the European final.

“Van der Sar had a fantastic career and also has natural leadership and therefore the potential to be our managing director in the future. Kinsbergen will lead the board and organisation in the coming years and also guide Van der Sar in his further development,” said the CEO of the club, Hans Weijers after making the announcement. Ajax have made a poor start to the Eredivisie season. They are currently in the fourth position many points behind the leaders PSV, who have been in stunning form.