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Van der Sar admits he would be ‘interested in a position’ at Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar admits he would be ‘interested in a position’ at former club Manchester United.

Van der Sar is currently the CEO of another of his former sides, Ajax, and has been linked with a potential return to Old Trafford as the club look to restructure their hierarchy.

Manchester United are believed to want to appoint an inaugural director of football as they look to help manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the running of football-related matters.

Van der Sar has previously distanced himself from speculation linking him with a return to United, though the former goalkeeper now says he would be interested in a future role at a club who he says ‘everybody’ wants to work for.

“Yeah,” he told Planet Futbol when asked about a possible return.

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“Besides my family, my wife and kids and everything, I have two loves in my life.

“That’s Ajax, who gave me the opportunity to develop, they scouted me, they gave me the chance to shine in the world of football.

“And the last club of my career, also gave me a lot of attention, recognition and everything, developed even at a later stage.

“So of course I’d be interested, I’m interested in a position.

“But I need to learn a little more here [at Ajax], develop myself further and of course eventually let’s see what the future brings.

“United is a fantastic club, there’s a great following all over the world. Everybody wants to play for them and eventually, work for them.”

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