Following disputes over contract talks, legendary shot stopper van der Sar, has warned David De Gea he is not irreplaceable at Manchester United.
The goalkeeper [David De Gea] has continued to stall on signing a new long-term deal, with reports both parties have agreed on a £350,000-a-week contract. But the Spaniard is yet to put pen to paper.
Apparently, United are hazed by any decision which would see David De Gea leave as a free agent, and could sell the goal keeper in January instead. With Paris Saint Germain reportedly interested.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Van der Sar has however warned the Spaniard that his position is not a relic, and that their are goalkeepers who can also fill the gap in the event of his departure.
“The decision needs to come at a certain point,” Van der Sar said. “It takes a long time now, so it’s a case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but I’m not a director of United.
“Other goalkeepers can also fill the gap. There are a few Premier League goalkeepers playing at the club who can also take the step up.
“I was 34 when I went to United. So there are lots of opportunities there.”
“Your form differs. He has been for so long at such a high level, so at a certain point it gets noticed, maybe not the first two times, but then people start to write about it. But he’ll be fine. He’s a great goalkeeper.”
Van der Sar has also been linked with a return to Manchester United, with the former goalkeeper one of many targets for the role of director of football at the club.
However, the 48-year-old dismissed such speculations, saying he is currently focused on Ajax. But admitted, it’s a position he could consider in the future.
“You never know,” He said. “At the moment, Ajax is the principle thought where I’m putting all my time and effort in and whatever happens, we will see.”