Manchester United followers have as soon as once more requested Edwin van der Sar to return to the membership in a boardroom position following his touching open letter to supporters concerning the signing of Donny van de Beek.
United made Van de Beek their first signing of the summer time on Wednesday after securing the 23-year-old on a five-year deal, with the choice for an additional yr, and paying £40.1million to Ajax.
Van de Beek got here by means of the famed Ajax academy and rose up the ranks in Amsterdam earlier than establishing himself as one in every of Europe’s most enjoyable playmakers.
The Dutchman particularly made his identify in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals within the 2018/19 season, through which he scored or assisted towards Bayern Munich, Juventus, Actual Madrid and Tottenham.
Van der Sar has been the CEO of the Eredivisie giants since late 2016 and watched Van de Beek blossom right into a high quality attacking midfielder so it is of little shock that he desires to see him succeed on the membership he spent the final six years of his profession at.
In an open letter written within the MEN, the previous goalkeeper requested United followers to ‘please take excellent care of our Donny’ as he spoke of his satisfaction within the participant after making the transfer.
United followers have been left critically impressed by the letter and have, not for the primary time, requested for Van der Sar to return to Outdated Trafford in some capability, be it CEO or Director of Soccer.
Van de Beek is anticipated to fulfill up along with his new United teammates subsequent week following the Netherlands’ Nations League matches towards Poland and Italy.
He has chosen to put on the No.34 shirt at Outdated Trafford in honour of his pal and former teammate Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed throughout a pre-season recreation towards Werder Bremen in 2017 and suffered a cardiac arrhythmia assault.