Edwin Van der Sar has revealed he won’t be returning to Ajax when he retires, but instead will have a role created for him at Manchester United.

“I’m not going back to Amsterdam, though it would be very comfortable there with Frank de Boer, Danny Blind and Dennis Bergkamp,” said Van der Sar of his former Ajax team-mates. “When I left 12 years ago, I said I would return, but I did not know then what great years I would have with Manchester United. I might occasionally visit training with them, but I will not be going regularly. It may be that I’m going to give Manchester United clinics in Asia, where the club is very popular, or something in commerce. I think this is interesting. I have already held some talks.”