Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has required
his old club to react to the requests of the Old Trafford swarm by
coming back to “the kind of football they want to play” in the 2018-19
The 47-year-old said his previous side need to put resources into new
signings on the off chance that they are to get up to speed with lethal
opponents Manchester City and recommended that supervisor Jose
Mourinho needs to change his way to deal with copy the triumphs of
the past.
Mourinho’s pundits at Old Trafford lamented his side’s style of play in
2017-18, which conspicuous difference an unmistakable difference to
the dynamic, assaulting football utilized and empowered by Alex
Ferguson, under whom Van der Sar won four Premier League titles, the
Champions League, the League Cup, the Community Shield and the
Club World Cup.
“I think the crowd wants also a type of footballer; let’s hope with the
signings he’s making and the type of football they want to play at
United, they can have some success.”
Second-placed United finished 19 points behind City in the 2017-18
Premier League and Van der Sar suggested the challenges facing
United had changed since his retirement in 2011.
“Maybe it’s more difficult, now more money is coming into the game,”
said the Dutchman. “Others are also catching up a lot. Maybe richer
owners are investing larger amounts of money into the squad.
“Hopefully United can catch up. [They] finished second, lost the FA Cup
final. This year they need another two, three signings to stay a little bit
more on that level with City than this year.”

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