Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has shed new light on the reasons behind his Old Trafford exit in 2005.
Rumors have circulated for years that Keane's departure from the club stemmed from a MUTV interview where the United midfielderinfamously blasted teammates Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, John O'Shea, Darren Fletcher, Kieran Richardson and Alan Smith.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Edwin Van der Sar was one of the best keepers in the Premier League during his stint between the sticks at Old Trafford. During his time under the Reds' former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the Dutchman was part of four EPL titles, three FA Community Shields, two League Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup and a UEFA Champions League Title.
Another Champions League season group stage gets underway this evening. Premier League champions Manchester United are at home to Bayer Leverkusen. The German side beat United in the 2002 Champions League semi-final, and David Moyes will be hoping they don't cause any such problems as he attempts to make his first Champions League campaign a [.
While many of you would probably have expected to me say Sunderland, Southampton or West Ham as the next most likely club to surprise this season, I have to give full respect to Fulham and the smart work that Martin Jol continues to do in the transfer market.
The manager released a healthy dose of players at the end of the season and over the summer seeing a vast majority of the over 30 group let go.
Ahead of Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match yesterday, former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar sung the praises of his former teammate. van der Sar joined in on the chorus of current and ex-players praising Ferdinand after 11 years of service at Old Trafford, particularly praising the consistency that Ferdinand established in United's back line.
Will Smith and his son Jaden are in London to promote their new film (and hold a mini Fresh Prince reunion), and their trip happens to coincide with the city hosting this year's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. So before the match, the Smiths stopped by the UEFA Champions Festival on the International Quarter to attempt a few penalty kicks against former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
If you'll excuse the slightly tenuous use of the word "legend" for a moment, a squad full of Manchester United old boys are currently whipping themselves into shape to take on a selection of equally venerable ex-Real Madrid players in aid of charity at Old Trafford on 2nd June.
David de Gea's saves justify his place in Team of the Year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Although David de Gea was thought to be frail and not-capable of filling the shoes of Edwin van der Sar at Old Trafford but the Spaniard is only 22 years old and already he has made it into the PFA Team of the Year only in his second season in England.
Victor Valdes on Manchester United's radar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's search for a permanent successor to Edwin Van Der Sar might be over soon, as reports in the English media have revealed the club's interest in signing the Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes.
The concept of a "starting XI" is growing increasingly thin in modern football, as competitions take their toll and managers opt to rotate their players in a bid to have them fresh when it matters the most. Ask any fan of any club around the country and most will struggle to name more than six [...]
David de Gea was put under a ridiculous amount of pressure last season when replacing our experienced former keeper, Edwin Van der Sar.
Whilst he did make some costly mistakes, he was a target for the media, whilst other keepers' mistakes were ignored. Joe Hart has made some dreadful mistakes for City this season but some sections of the media would still tell you he's one of the best keepers in the world.
Along with the entire first-team squad and around 2,500 fans, a smattering of former Manchester United luminaries were present last night as Sir Alex Ferguson's long-overdue statue was unveiled outside Old Trafford, withEric Cantona, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Peter Schmeichel and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all turning out for the occassion.
In the recent past, Arsenal has had problems finding a perfect goalkeeper. Of the quartet currently known as the â€˜Big Four,' Manchester United relied upon the solid Edwin van der Sar, and now have the duo of David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard. Chelsea has Petr Cech and Manchester City has Joe Hart, who is arguably the best goalkeeper in the league.
Edwin Van Der Sar enjoy's hero status at Ajax and he's not afraid to mix it with anyone as he showed yesterday when he joined in with the infamous VAK410 ultras during Ajax's 4-0 win against Dordrecht at the weekend.
Looks a bit out of place with the suit but he seemed to enjoy it as did the fans by the looks of it.
He may be close to sainthood round Amsterdam way, but that didn't stop Edwin van der Sar from roaring Ajax on against Dordrecht yesterday from amid the section of the stadium belonging to the club's infamous VAK410 ultras.
Looked like he enjoyed himself too, with Ajax easing to a 4-0 win over the Eredivisie's second-bottom side.
United: Edwin van der Sar, John O'Shea, Jonny Evans, Nemanja VidiÄ‡ (c), FÃ¡bio, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Park Ji-Sung, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. United substitutes: Tomasz Kuszczak, Chris Smalling, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Darren Fletcher, Dimitar Berbatov and Javier HernÃ¡ndez.
I genuinely wanted to support whoever replaced Sir Alex Ferguson until the bitter end. I've always enjoyed the siege mentality that our former manager instilled in us and was ready to back his replacement.
When David de Gea replaced Edwin Van der Sar, the press ate him up for breakfast. That first game against City in the Charity Shield was a nightmare.
L'estartit Another prime time showdown against one of the top youth academies in world football.
The Netherlands have produced countless world class players with Ajax being the conveyer belt. Johan Cruyff, Edwin van der Sar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Marco Van Basten, Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, and Nigel de Jong to name a few.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has praised the philosophy of perennial Premier League underachievers Arsenal, insisting that Arsene Wenger's side develop youngsters in a way that is reminiscent of Ajax's Dutch football academy.
Few people know the Ajax system in and out as well as van der Sar, who began his professional career with the storied club.
Edwin Van der Sar has revealed that Robin van Persie rang him up to ask him advice on who to choose between United, City and Juventus. Having played for two of the three clubs, Van der Sar was in a good position to give his verdict, but it was clear that our former keeper only wanted him to join one club.
Sir Alex has explained that David de Gea has been left out of the starting line-up for
Southampton because of his mistake against Fulham last weekend. United were comfortably winning 3-1
but after failing to make a cross his own, Fulham were let back in to the game and we looked fairly
shaky from then on.
Stats, stats, everywhere a stat. Blocking out the scenery and breakin' my mind. Do this, don't
do that, can't you read the stats? Here's the most interesting of the diligently crunched numbers
from Euro 2012 (Spain feature quite highly)...
This article titled "Euro 2012 special, part two: when did Holland last play without a 'van'?"
was written by Barry Glendenning, James Dart and Rob Smyth, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 13th
June 2012 08.35 UTC
"When was the last time Holland played an international fixture without any players with
'van' in their name on the pitch or substitutes' bench?
Lately I've been listening to WNYC's wonderful RadioLab show, and recently came upon "The
Loneliness of the Goalkeeper" episode. Turns out it was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, so you
Brits may have already heard it before. (And here I was hoping to break new ground.)
David de Gea has spoken to MUTV about his top five goalkeepers of alltime.
Peter Schmeichel: "He was one of the best in the world and an unbelievable goalkeeper. He was admired by everyone who watched him. I watched him a lot growing up and now on MUTV! I enjoyed all his saves it's difficult to pick one out as the best.
Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final.
Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record, slotted away his penalty, before Nicolas Anelka stepped up.
We've all seen the pictures of Angel di Maria leaving Carrington last night, and then more pictures today of his agent with Louis van Gaal, with news of his signing supposedly imminent.
However, it has been confirmed that Edwin Van der Sar has been at Carrington today too. There is of course the possibility that our former goalkeeper was in the area and decided to pop in on a few friends.
The latest installment of EA Sports' highly-touted soccer video game, FIFA14, hit stores nationwide on Tuesday, ending anxious gamers' excruciating wait and giving them a chance to spend countless hours in front of the television.