Date: 24th March 2011 at 1:41pm
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Edwin Van Der Sar

"Please don't go, don't go-o, don't go away!"

Edwin Van Der Sar has hinted that he may stay on at Manchester United after he retires from playing at the end of the season.

The goalkeeping legend revealed to Dutch magazine  Life After Football that he’s not ruled out a role at United once he hangs up his gloves.

Van Der Sar said:

“When I left twelve Ajax years ago , I said that I would later  return, but then I did not know what so many great years at Manchester United would do

“It may be that I’m going to give Manchester United clinics in East Asia, where the club is very popular. Something to do with commerce, I think is interesting.  I have already held some discussions about it. “

Van Der Sar is a shining example to any footballer as not only has he won every honour in the game, but has also looked after himself physically to the point where many United fans would love to see him extend his player career past his 41st birthday.

As that’s looking highly unlikely, most fans would at least like to see him stay at the club in some form of coaching role, although it seems Van Der Sar’s future may lie more with the commercial side of things.

Whatever he decides, having a player as successful and as well respected as VDS at the club in any capacity can only be a good thing.

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