Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der sar has come out of retirement at the grand old age of 45 to help one of his former clubs.
The two-time Champions League winner hung up his boots in gloves after the 2011 Champions League final, when United were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona at Wembley.
But Dutch fourth-tier club VV Noordwijk are suffering an injury crisis and Van der Sar has helpfully volunteered to play in this weekend’s match against Jodan Boys.
The news was revealed earlier this week by Noordwijk director Peter Vink in Dutch newspaper Voetball, as he said:”He still thinks warmly of the club and is here regularly.
“After some deliberation, he agreed to keep goal next Saturday against Jodan Boys.
“We assume that it is basically only for one game. We are thrilled that Edwin wants to help us in this way.”
Also a former Juventus and Fulham stopper Van der sar joined VV Noorwijk all the way back in 1985 where he spent five years in the youth system before leaving for Ajax in 1990.
At the Amsterdam giants we was part of Louis van Gaal’s UEFA Cup and Champions League victors, before heading for pastures new in Italy in 1999.
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