We’ve all seen the pictures of Angel di Maria leaving Carrington last night, and then more pictures today of his agent with Louis van Gaal, with news of his signing supposedly imminent.

However, it has been confirmed that Edwin Van der Sar has been at Carrington today too. He was filmed leaving the training ground in her Merc earlier this afternoon. There is of course the possibility that our former goalkeeper was in the area and decided to pop in on a few friends.

Or there’s the alternate explanation is that Van der Sar was there on behalf of Ajax to discuss the potential transfer of Daley Blind. Our former goalie has been on Ajax’s board for the past two years. Sky Sports reported his presence was related to Blind, but it wouldn’t be usual for a club to send their Marketing Director to discuss a deal.

Blind’s agent, Rob Jansen, denied earlier today that any contact had been made.

“At this moment Manchester United have not been in touch with me or Ajax about Daley and I’m not sitting here waiting for the call,” he said.

Watch this space.