Solskjaer hints at support for van der Sar as Ed Woodward replacement

Solskjaer hints at support for van der Sar as Ed Woodward replacement

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted at supporting former club keeper Edwin van Der Saar as a replacement for Ed Woodward.

United is in the market for a new Chief Executive director with Ed Woodward set to leave his role at the end of the year with Van der Saar being one of the favorites for the role.

It is reported that Solskjaer wants the Dutchman to take over the role due to his knowledge about the club and the good work he has done with Dutch giants Ajax.

"It’s not my department but of course the criteria are that you always have Man United at the front of your mind. Your job is to do as well as you can for Man United – and that is what I’m trying to do. And if I’m asked I’ll give an opinion,” Solskjaer said when asked about Van der Sar's interest in replacing Woodward.

Van der Saar has intimated before that he would be open to serving United after stating that he could only work for the English giants and the Dutch side.

"It's nothing new for me, my name circulates there for a long time. With the work and pressure, you should have a feeling with the club. The pressure is different and I won't work at a club where I don't have a feeling. I could only do this for Ajax or United. I would not work for any other clubs,” he said.

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