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Edwin Van der Sar admits desire to return to Man Utd in backroom role

Edwin Van der Sar has revealed that would like to one day return to Manchester United – if he gets the top job.

Sunday Mirror Sport revealed in May that the Dutchman would only contemplate going back to Old Trafford if he was made chief executive.

Van der Sar, who played for United for six years under Sir Alex Ferguson, does not see himself filling a director of football position. He is currently the main man at Ajax – the role filled by Ed Woodward at United.

Van der Sar said: “I am a chief executive – and that is a very different role to director of football.

“Besides my wife and children I have two loves in my life. They are Ajax and Manchester United.

Van der Sar holds the Premier League title with Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand (Image: Getty)

“Ajax scouted me, gave me the chance to become their No 1 goalkeeper.

“Manchester United gave me the chance to make even bigger steps and develop at an even higher level.

“So of course I am interested in a position at United.

“But I think I need to learn a little bit more about myself as a chief executive at Ajax and develop myself even further.

“United is a fantastic club. So let’s see what the future brings.”

Van der Sar won a total of ten trophies during his time at United, including four Premier League titles and a Champions League.

More recently Van der Sar has become the chief executive at Ajax (Image: Icon Sport via Getty Images)

He also holds a number of records, such as the oldest player to win the Premier League, the oldest goalkeeper to win the Champions League and the world record for the most minutes without conceding a league goal, when he went 1,311 minutes in the Premier League without letting one in.

He will no doubt be watching on with interest when United take on bitter rivals Liverpool after the international break on Sunday October 20.

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