United to begin pursuit of Van der Sar

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Manchester United are reportedly interested in making former player Edwin van der Sar their new technical director.

United are still in the process of trying to assemble a title-winning roster of backroom staff after failing to win the Premier League since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho have all been and gone at Old Trafford with ex-forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now at the helm.

Their transfer policy, in particular, has been heavily criticised during that period with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward coming under scrutiny.

United have been accused of buying big names rather than spending money to address the areas of the team that needed improvement, with the likes of Angel Di Maria, Falcao, Paul Pogba, and Alexis Sanchez all arriving, to varying degrees of success.

Now, despite the fact the buying policy has shifted back towards younger British based players, United are reportedly keen to bring van der Sar back to the club to add playing experience to the senior management team.

The Dutchman has previously indicated he would be open to returning at some point, and now United are understood to be actively pursuing him.

Van der Sar joined Ajax after hanging up his gloves in 2012 as a marketing director and was promoted to CEO in 2016.

He played 226 times for Ajax, starting his career with them before spells at Juventus and Fulham led him to join United for a £2million fee back in 2005.

He featured in 266 games for the Red Devils, winning four Premier League titles and a Champions League.