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Former Man Utd star Edwin van der Sar remains in intensive care with condition ‘still concerning’

Former Manchester United and Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar remains in a “stable but still concerning” condition after suffering bleeding around his brain.

The 52-year-old was admitted to intensive care on Friday.

A statement released on Saturday by football team Ajax, where the Dutchman was chief executive until he stepped down at the end of last season, said: “Edwin van der Sar will remain in intensive care for the time being.

Soccer Football - Dubai Globe Soccer Awards - Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - December 28, 2019 Edwin van der Sar during the awards REUTERS/Satish Kumar Subramani

“His condition is stable but still concerning. Ajax shares this information on behalf of Annemarie van der Sar, Edwin’s wife.


“The Van der Sar family, along with Ajax, is grateful and deeply touched by the many messages of support.”

Dutch media reported Van der Sar was on vacation in Croatia when he became ill.

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Edwin van der Sar in intensive care after suffering bleed around brain

Football - Chelsea v Manchester United 2008 Champions League Final - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - 07/08 - 21/5/08 Manchester United's Edwin Van der Sar celebrates with the trophy Mandatory Credit: Action Images / John Sibley
Van der Sar won the Champions League in 2008. Pic: Action Images/John Sibley

During his career, he played for Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United – winning the Champions League with the latter in 2008 after a penalty shootout.

He appeared 130 times for the Netherlands and served more than a decade on the Ajax board.


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