Earlier this week, Manchester United interviewed Erik ten Hag about potentially taking over from Ralf Rangnick this summer.
It has been revealed that former Manchester United goalkeeper and present Chief executive officer at Ajax, Edwin van der Sar had a great role to play in the whole event.
According to Sky Sports, a tier-two source, the Red Devils sought Edwin van der Sar’s blessing before initiating contacts with the Ajax boss.
The former Old Trafford goalkeeper, who currently works as a CEO at Ajax, ‘gave the green light’ for his compatriot to be interviewed by his former club.
While Ten Hag is believed to be the favourite to become the next Man United manager, no final decision has been made yet with Mauricio Pochettino still in the running.
Sky Sports: Paul Pogba will wait for Man United’s next manager before deciding future
Paul Pogba remains undecided on his Manchester United future with his Old Trafford contract expiring in June.
As per Sky Sports, a tier-two source, the identity of the next manager will be one of the factors the Frenchman will take into consideration.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is believed to be the favourite to replace Ralf Rangnick although Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino is in the running as well.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Pogba would be open to joining another Premier League side should he leave the Red Devils. Desire to win trophies is the Frenchman’s biggest motivation.
Manchester United’s Oyedele chooses between Poland, Nigeria, England
Manchester United midfielder, Maximilian Oyedele, has committed his international future to Poland over Nigeria and England.
This was disclosed by Maciej Chorazyk, the head of foreign scouting Poland Football Association.
Oyedele, a first-year scholar at Man United, is eligible to represent Poland through his mom, Nigeria through his father, and England, where he was born.
He made his international debut on Wednesday as Poland U18s played a 2-2 draw against Switzerland in a non-binding game.
The Anglo-Polish-Nigerian youngster could have made his debut for the Poland youth team earlier, but he did not have a Polish passport and the COVID-19 pandemic was another stumbling block.
“Maxi has an ID card and a Polish passport. He speaks Polish poorly but understands a lot,” Chorazyk told WP SportoweFakty.
“In this case, we watched him all the time and were close to him.
“I don’t see an option for him to want to change to a different representation. He wants to play for us.
“This is a multi-functional player who can play in the six and eight.”