Former Manchester United and Ajax goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is to put on his gloves once again to help amateur side VV Noordwijk in their hour of need.

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vd sarVan der Sar officially retired back in 2011, and has since become the director of external relations at Ajax. However, the 45-year-old old has accepted a request from his former side VV Noordwijk, who currently play in the fourth tier of Dutch football.

The Amateur club are going through an injury crisis, with first choice goalkeeperĀ Mustafa Mare Zine out through injury, and Van der Sar has agreed to tend the net for their tie with Jodan Boys this Saturday.

VV Noordwijk director ,Peter Vink, told Voetbal in de Bollenstreek, “He still thinks warmly of the club and is here regularly.

“After some deliberation, he agreed to keep goal next Saturday against Jodan Boys. We assume that it is basically only for one game. We are thrilled that Edwin wants to help us in this way.”

Van der Sar spend five years in the youth team of VV Noordwijk before joining Ajax in 1990.

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