Manchester United legend Edwin Van Der Sar has revealed that the present crop of players lack the strong character needed to take the club to back to where it belongs.

Ex-Dutch international shot stopper Edwin Van Der Sar talked about Manchester United and their struggles at the start of this Premier League season in a chat with popular media outlet ESPN.

According to him, strong characters are missing amongst the current set of Manchester United players unlike what was obtainable during his time at Old Trafford.

Edwin Van Der Sar spent the last six years of his career at Manchester United following his move from fellow English side Fulham when they were still in the Premier League.

During his time at Manchester United, Edwin Van Der Sar won four Premier League titles in addition to the 2008 Champions League title.

Van Der Sar and Manchester United won the 2008 Champions League title by beating Chelsea on penalties after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time and extra time.

Manchester United have struggled a great deal this season with the club wallowing in the bottom half of the league table.

The Red Devils have earned just nine points from eight games in the Premier League.


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