Manchester United are eyeing a move for former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar as they seek to appoint a director of football at the club.
United are looking to make an appointment as Ed Woodward looks to build a bridge between manager and board in terms of completing transfers at the club.
The Mirror are reporting that United are keen on bringing in van der Sar, who has been in a similar role over in Holland with Ajax, overseeing the emergence of players such as Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs de Ligt into the Ajax first-team.
The former Dutch international was a firm fan favourite during his time with United during a six-year spell which yielded four Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson.
His success over at Ajax in his role as chief executive has, according to The Mirror, impressed the powers that be at United, who are now keen on bringing van der Sar back to Old Trafford in the hope he can continue his fine work in the Premier League.
The 48-year-old had a glittering playing career which included spells with both Ajax and United.
If United are going to appoint anyone into this role, then van der Sar looks like being the ideal candidate.
He has bags of experience already and the record to go along with it, as well as already being a well-liked former player with the Old Trafford crowd.
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