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David de Gea is not irreplaceable, admits Edwin van der Sarr

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David de Gea is not irreplaceable, admits Edwin van der Sarr

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Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar thinks current goalkeeper David de Gea can be replaced at the club, if he decides to leave the club this season. At the end of the current season, de Gea will be out of his contract, which could eventually see the star goalkeeper leave on a free transfer.

According to Sky Sports, David de Gea has recently been in talks to sign a new contract for Manchester United, which would see the Spanish international earning between £350,000 and £375,000 per week to stay at Old Trafford. The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has been named as the club's player of the year on four occasions, but club legend Edwin van der Sar believes the 28-year-old can be replaced.

“The decision needs to come at a certain point. It takes a long time now, so it's a case of 'yes' or 'no', but I'm not a director of United. Other goalkeepers can also fill the gap. There are a few Premier League goalkeepers playing at the club who can also take the step up. I was 34 when I went to United. So there are lots of opportunities there," said the Netherlands legend reports Sky Sports.

Recent reports have also emerged that van der Sar is being looked at as a technical director for United, with the club also shortlist Mike Phelan as they look to fill a hole in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's backroom staff. However, the Ajax Sporting Director has turned down any rumours of a potential move back to Old Trafford, adding that he loves his role with the Dutch giants.

“I am enjoying my time at Ajax. I've got a different role - chief executive. I am really looking forward to bringing Ajax back to the European top level - that we probably touched last year - and to make sure we get the best opportunity to stay there."

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