Ed Woodward confirmed he would step down as the Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman at the end of the season following a ferocious backlash for the club’s involved in the failed European Super League proposal.
The Red Devils have already begun the search for Woodward’s successor and legendary former United goalkeeper has long been spoken about as a potential director of football candidate.
The Dutchman has helped restore Ajax’s reputation as one of the most respected clubs in European football since being promoted from his previous role of marketing director back in late 2016.
‘He has always been advanced; always forward-thinking. As a player he always reassured me because here was someone who wouldn’t take a light decision and he is still the same today.
‘I’m not trying to give him publicity and don’t need to because what he’s done throughout his career speaks for itself. He is top drawer and would definitely have the humility to ask advice from David Gill or Sir Alex Ferguson so for me he would be a perfect fit at United.
‘He has the same kind of philosophy as Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer]. Both guys can look at others in the face and say what they think but at the same time they are humble.’
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