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Manchester United legend has stepped into the negotiations for Antony

By Harry Smith

Manchester United legend has stepped into the negotiations for Antony

The former Ajax and Manchester United goalkeeper wants to help both parties

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While Manchester United are trying to negotiate with Ajax over the transfer of Antony Santos, former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is now leading the negotiations with the Red Devils instead of Huntelaar and Hamstra, who are normally the ones who sort out these transfer situations, as per de Volkskrant.

According to the Dutch news portal, the chief executive of Ajax jumped into the negotiations for the player because of his special relationship with Manchester United, where he played for six years during his time as a goalkeeper. This is a very weird thing to happen since van der Sar isn’t usually involved in transfers at the club.

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This could either mean that the 51-year-old ex-footballer will try and help Manchester United sign Antony, or it could also mean that he could ask the English club to stop bothering them and move on to other players while the transfer window remains open. Let’s not forget that Edwin also played for Ajax for nine seasons, so he has a great appreciation for the club that he currently works with.

Antony Santos still hasn’t trained with the rest of his teammates since last Friday when he refused to take part in a training session right after the current Eredivisie Champions turned down an €80 million bid from the English giants for the 22-year-old winger. The young Brazilian wasn’t included in the squad list for their last match because of his attitude.

For old times’ sake

Edwin van der Sar was signed by Manchester United in 2005 where he had an amazing run until he retired in 2011. During his time at Old Trafford, the Dutch goalkeeper won 4 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 2 League Cups, and 4 Community Shields. His most memorable moment as a Red Devil definitely was when he stopped Anelka’s penalty in the Champions League final in 2008.


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