Man Utd hero Edwin van der Sar drops hint over replacing Ed Woodward

Edwin van der Sar has refused to rule out replacing Ed Woodward as the new Manchester United supremo.

Former United favourite Van der Sar is currently working as the chief executive officer of Dutch giants Ajax.

But he has emerged as one of the favourites to succeed Woodward, who will stand down as United's executive vice chairman at the end of this season.

Woodward decided to quit in the wake of United's involvement in the doomed European Super League proposals.

He was left with no choice but to resign after telling co-owner Joel Glazer he no longer wanted to be part of the now failed project, as exclusively revealed in Starsport.

Woodward will remain in charge until he has found his own successor – and Van der Sar is among the leading contenders to take the reigns at Old Trafford.

Van der Sar, who won 10 major trophies in six seasons with United, revealed he was approached by the English giants two years ago about the role.

He admits Ajax and United are the only two clubs he would confer working for and said: "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."

Van der Sar featured 186 times for United.

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