Edwin van der Sar takes aim at Man United in message to Donny van de Beek 5 months ago

Edwin van der Sar takes aim at Man United in message to Donny van de Beek

Van de Beek joined Everton on loan on deadline day

Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has taken a sly dig at his former club in a message he sent to Donny van de Beek.

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Van de Beek joined Everton on loan from United on deadline day after enduring a torrid time at Old Trafford since joining in the summer of 2020 - starting just four Premier League games in 18 months for the Reds.

Upon joining the Toffees, the midfielder told the club's website: “Now I can say I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team.

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“I think it is a great club… there are really good players here and I came because I want to help them go up the table.

“I hope to bring my football qualities, my passing, and, of course, scoring goals. It is a big part of my game to score and give assists and I will try to do that again. And it is not only offensive, you have to defend as a midfielder and I can do that as well.

“I want to improve with Everton. There are always things that can be better and I work hard every day to do that."

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Van der Sar, who currently works as Ajax's chief executive posted a message of congratulations to Van de Beek underneath his Instagram post with many believing it was a dig at his former club.

The goalkeeper said to his fellow countryman: "Better luck with this club in the North West of England Donny!"

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(Edwin van der Sar commenting underneath Donny van de Beek's post. Instagram)

Van de Beek will be unavailable to make his debut under new Everton boss Frank Lampard this weekend against Brentford since he is cup tied, but could feature against Newcastle on February, 8.

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