Edwin van der Sar stated his interest in the football director role at Manchester United.

"Besides my family, the wife, kids and friends, I have two loves in my life -- Ajax, who scouted me and gave me the chance to shine in the world of football and Manchester United, who helped me to develop even at the end of my career. Of course I'd be interested in a position, but at first I think I need to learn a little bit more here at Ajax and develop myself even further," said van der Sar.

The former United keeper is currently the chief executive at Ajax.

Van der Sar said that United's current struggles are down to a lack of strong voices in the locker room.

"I think for the last couple of years the strong characters have disappeared and [are] not making a difference anymore."