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‘He’s not serving to us!’ – Edwin van der Sar takes swipe at Erik ten Hag over Manchester United’s raid on Ajax

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The Dutch coach took two Ajax stars with him to Outdated Trafford (Image: Getty Photos)

Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has aimed a bit of dig at Erik ten Hag after the Manchester United boss twice raided his previous membership to signal Lisandro Martinez and Antony over the summer season.

The Eredivisie champions noticed their squad ripped aside within the newest switch window, with the likes of Ryan Gravenberch, Sebastien Haller, Nicolas Tagliafico and Noussair Mazraoui all leaving the membership – as properly, after all, as their supervisor.

Ten Hag was eager to be reunited with a number of of his previous gamers, securing Martinez and Antony for a mixed charge of round £135million, whereas he additionally tried to signal Jurrien Timber too.

Ajax reinvested loads of these funds and have began the brand new season with 5 straight Eredivisie wins and hammered Rangers within the Champions League in midweek.

However Van der Sar – who prolonged his contract with the membership till 2025 on Friday – remains to be removed from pleased with the way through which his squad was plundered, significantly by somebody with such an in depth affiliation with Ajax.

Requested about Ten Hag taking Martinez and Antony with him to United, Van der Sar advised BT Sport: ‘I believe that’s one way or the other the destiny that Ajax has.

‘We all the time develop and scout superb gamers, generally younger gamers, and in the event that they need to take the subsequent step they all the time go to England, Germany, Spain, that form of factor.

Ten Hag was determined to deliver Antony to Outdated Trafford (Image: Getty)

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‘After all with shedding Erik we knew we have been shedding already an important supervisor. And, yeah, he’s not likely serving to us as a result of he took two of our greatest gamers additionally.

‘We acquired a great switch charge for them and that’s after all the destiny that Ajax has a bit of bit. However generally it’s all the time good to see within the first [Champions League] match how can we address that? How are the gamers which can be changing? Calvin Bassey for instance changing Martinez.’

Ajax had been determined to carry onto Antony particularly, particularly after shedding so many gamers previous to his departure, however the Brazilian refused to coach and United ultimately acquired their man – a lot to Van der Sar’s annoyance.

Talking about Antony’s transfer final week, Van der Sar mentioned: ‘It’s not very totally different than different occasions once you obtain a suggestion by means of… I nearly needed to say by means of fax.. however that is not the case. By e-mail.

‘We mentioned “no” as a result of it was by no means our intention to promote Antony. Finally there are presents coming in that make us attain a turning level.

‘On the finish of the day soccer can be a enterprise. I perceive the technical space needs to maintain everybody collectively, however we don’t dwell on this good world.’


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