Van der Sar plays down possible return to Manchester United as goalkeeping coach
Former Manchester United hero Edwin Van der Sar has played down speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United in the summer, insisting he will not be working under new Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman lifted four titles and the Champions League among his many trophies at Old Trafford between 2005 and 2011, but has admitted that he is unlikely to return to the club in a goalkeeping capacity, insisting he is focusing on other projects including his role as marketing director at Dutch outfit Ajax.
He told reporters: “I would stay at Ajax because my mission is not to become United’s goalkeeping coach.
“Van Gaal is bringing a very capable coach in Frans Hoek. He was my goalkeeping coach at Ajax and with the national team, so I am sure David De Gea will be in good hands.”
Van der Sar is regarded as Manchester United’s best ever goalkeepers and was one of the heroes in Moscow that won the Champions League against rivals Chelsea.
He played under Van Gaal at Ajax and won three domestic league titles, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League among many other trophies in his home country.
Manchester United conceded 43 goals in the Premier League this season.