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Manchester United Identify Ed Woodward replacement in Edwin van der Sarr

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Ed Woodward’s looming departure later this year means Manchester United will have to look for his replacement. However, it appears that the Red Devils have already found the perfect candidate for the position.

According to the Mirror, Manchester United have identified Edwin van der Saar as the ideal replacement for outgoing Executive Vice President Ed Woodward.

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The former United goalkeeper is currently serving as Ajax’s chief executive and he may not be opposed to taking on a similar role at Old Trafford.

Woodward’s eight years at the helm of Manchester United is likely to be considered a failure.The Red Devils invested around £941 million under his supervision, but failed to get the silverware in five of the last seven seasons.

Woodward’s time at the club was marred by failed signings and the less-than-impressive appointments of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho as managers. Fans, however, will appreciate his decision to install Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge of the club, a move that appears to have led the Red Devils in the right direction.

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Manchester United now need a suitable football person to replace Woodward and there is no one better in sight than van der Saar. The Dutchman has been fantastic in his role at Ajax and, like Solskjaer, knows Old Trafford.

 

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Manchester United have identified Edwin van der Saar as the ideal replacement for Ed Woodward ( Photo by Getty Images)

Van der Saar won the Premier League and the Champions League with Manchester United and is aware of the club’s demands. The Dutchman also shares a wonderful relationship with the fans, which was further intensified by the wonderful open letter from him during Donny van de Beek’s transfer.

In five years at Ajax, Van der Saar has shown his confidence in the youngsters, invested in the club’s philosophy and even helped them reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

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The Dutchman has also done some wonderful deals on the transfer market, most notably by bringing Dusan Tadic to the club. It’s everything Manchester United need in a leading role right now. Interestingly, Tadic, signed at age 29, has 79 goals in 142 games so far.

Manchester United are currently second in the Premier League and will face AS Roma in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils are assured of a Champions League spot next season and are slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with under their Norwegian coach.

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