Edwin Van Der Sar

David Moyes

Please sack him – now

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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.

The dangers of desperate spending

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Piers Barber FollowPierson Twitter Sir Alex Ferguson was a manager defined by his ability to manage change. Although he occupied the head role at the same club for 27 years, he effectively...

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Arsenal Legend's Twitter Account is a Fake

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Well that didn't last long. Dennis Bergkamp was thought to have joined popular social network Twitter yesterday when announcing to the world that "it's a pleasure."

Former Manchester United man Edwin van der Sar tweeted out yesterday confirming that the account was in fact but genuine but there appears to be a mix up.

Former Manchester United Star Backs Moyes to Succeed

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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.

Manchester United’s Champions League finals

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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 [.

Why Fulham are Set to Surprise in 2013-14

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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.

Dutch keeper discusses United defender

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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 is not good at penalty kicks

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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.

Man Utd Legends Robson, Sharpe, Irwin And…Silvestre Reunite To Take On Real Madrid Old Boys At Old Trafford (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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

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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

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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.

My All-Time Top 10 Great Goalkeepers: #5 Edwin Van Der Sar

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My All-Time Top 10 Great Goalkeepers: #5 Edwin Van Der Sar

  • Nationality: Dutch

  • Total appearances: 815

  • Caps: 130

  • World Cups: 4

  • Titles: 19

When Edwin Van Der Sar signed for Manchester United in 2005, I doubt anyone at the time thought that it would herald another era at the club similar to that when legend Peter Schmeichel was there.

Van Der Sar: RvP Absolutely Loves United

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Ahead of Robin van Persie's decision to choose Manchester United over Manchester City, countryman and former red, Edwin Van der Sar, advised him to join United.

Having met up with Van Persie at Sir Alex Ferguson's statue unveiling, Van der Sar has revealed how happy Van Persie is at United.

The strange case of De Gea and Lindegaard – why rotation policy is not a keeper

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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 [...]

Schmeichel: I Admire De Gea

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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.

Sir Alex Ferguson Statue Unveiled Outside Old Trafford (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

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.

Former Manchester United Goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar to Run ING New York City Marathon

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On November 4, former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar will compete in his second New York City Marathon. He is running to raise awareness and funds for the...

Arsenal goalkeepers – cause for concern?

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In the recent past, Arsenal has had problems finding a perfect goalkeeper. Of the quartet currently known as the ‘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.

Van Der Sar is Back?

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Former Manchester United and Dutch keeper Edwin Van Der Sar was back in unfamiliar territory as he went about saving penalties from a boat in Amsterdam in an advert for Adidas.

United Tiki-Taka-ed

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In his pre-match press conference, Sir Alex Ferguson called for his players to wake up in Europe at Old Trafford. His comments weren't heeded as we slumped to yet another defeat at home in Europe....

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Ajax toppled by Americans: Johan Cruyff, Where You At?

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Showtime!

MIC Cup Semi-final
vs Ajax

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.

van der Sar praises Gunners

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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.

Van der Sar

Van der Sar: I Love Fergie Arguing With Refs

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Sir Alex Ferguson was criticised for giving the officials a bollocking during United's 4-3 win over Newcastle earlier this week.

Edwin Van der Sar has stuck up for his former manager, claiming his rant showed passion and was performed for the sake of the team.

"When you see Sir Alex arguing with referees and linesmen, he is showing passion that has taken him to the very highest level of the game," Van der Sar told The Mirror.

Van der Sar: I Spoke To RvP For 55 Minutes Before He Signed

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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.

Alex Ferguson wants Usain Bolt to play in charity match between Man Utd and Real Madrid legends

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For years now, Usain Bolt has been angling for a chance to play for Manchester United and now he might have his chance -- in a charity match and not with the club's first team.

Bolt first wrote in his 2010 autobiography that if he played football, he would like to do it for his favorite club, Man United.

Fergie: De Gea’s Mistake Cost Him His Place

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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.

Top 20 Bloody Interesting Stats From Euro 2012

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By Chris Wright

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)...

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Euro 2012 special, part two: when did Holland last play without a ‘van’?

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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?

The Loneliness of David Stockdale

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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.)

If you haven't listened to it, go do it.

The Loneliness of David Stockdale

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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.)

If you haven't listened to it, go do it.

A (perhaps pointless) review of a select few United players this season

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Because we just haven't got time to do everyone. With added, pointless star ratings.Â

David de Gea

United fans' staunch defence of the maligned Spaniard mid-season was admirable (well most of them did, anyway), as they felt they had to; partly, because they'd seen flashes of a £20million player and partly because they didn't want another Roy Carroll, another Raimond van der Gouw.

Football On The Canals

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Adidas is going all it can to make the canals of Amsterdam the new hotbed of Dutch football, which does make for some very interesting commercials as well as lead to the possibility for an interesting hybrid sport, like football-polo, but with boats. Or synchronized-soccer, which would be fun and aesthetic.

Nifty Adidas Viral Sees Edwin Van Der Sar Saving Penalties On Barge In Amsterdam Canal (Video)

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In which, in a plug for the Amsterdam Tourist Board Adidas, Edwin van der Sar takes to the waterways of the Dutch capital on a giant floating goal area to save penalties from all comers including a couple of current Ajax stars...

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DT Exclusive: Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini debate which Manchester club is more desperate

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As the season nears its end and Manchesters United and City remain in contention for the Premier League title, the mind games have intensified as the two sides debate which club is more desperate. "There will be plenty of ammunition," Sir Alex Ferguson warned at his Friday press conference.

Edwin van der Sar: top football is addictive

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Record international Edwin van der Sar relocated his family back to Holland. After a long period overseas ( Italy, England) the former Ajax man is back in his hometown of Noordwijk. And Sar is busy. He supporths the hockey club of his daughter, studies at the Cruyff University and actively [read more]

10 Photos Of Football ‘Platoon Moments’

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By Chris Wright

(Please click play to create a suitable atmosphere for perusing these photos...)

Right let's set the scene.

The cloying, suffocating heat sends up shimmering mirages from the dust as Sgt. Elias is mowed down from behind by an entire squadron of Vietcong guerillas.

The Rest

Interlull: People are strange

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It feels like one of those Mondays. A kind of back to school after the holidays Monday. Even though I haven't been in school for a long, long time.

One of those Mondays where you could use a song about Monday. Such as: I don't like Mondays The Boomtown Rats. Or Rainy days and Mondays The Carpenters.

EA Sports launches FIFA14

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The anticipation is over. FIFA14 is finally here.

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.

VIDEO: Community Shield 2010 – United vs Chelsea

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United: Edwin van der Sar, John O'Shea, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidić (c), Fábio, 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 Hernández.

Convocatoria Holanda Eurocopa 2012

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Lista definitiva de HolandaPorteros: Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord).

Defensas: Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Johnny Heitinga (Ajax), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburgo), Mario Melchiot (Wigan Athletic), André Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers).