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‘He Would Be Perfect’ ‘Ticks Every Single Box’ United Fans On Twitter Back Former Star To Take Up Director Of Football Role

Manchester United are targeting former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar as a potential candidate for their Director of Football role, according to the Mirror.

The Dutchman is currently Ajax’s chief executive and it remains to be seen whether he would be willing to leave his current club. Supporters on Twitter are fully behind bringing in the 48-year-old:

Van der Sar’s six years at Old Trafford, combined with his experience as a director would make him an ideal candidate for United.

The Red Devils have been looking for a Director of Football since the sacking of Jose Mourinho last December but have not been able to find a suitable contender so far.

The likes of RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell, ex-defender Rio Ferdinand and even assistant manager Mike Phelan have been suggested as possible options but CEO Ed Woodward has so far not made a firm approach for anyone.

Van der Sar now seems like the number one choice but he may need some persuading to make the move with the Dutchman keen to remain in the Netherlands.