Edwin van der Sar admitted he is “interested” in potentially becoming Manchester United’s director of football.

It has been reported that United are looking for a director of football to take some of the responsibility off executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, but they are yet to make an appointment.

Former United goalkeeper Van der Sar is now chief executive at Ajax where he has overseen a remarkable rise involving the Dutch side’s exceptional academy. For now he is happy in Amsterdam, but has eyes on a potential return to Manchester.