Former Ajax and Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar remains in intensive care after a bleed on the brain but is communicative and not in life-threatening danger.

The 52-year-old is still recovering in an intensive care unit (ICU) but is in a stable condition.

Ajax shared an update on Van der Sar’s health from a statement made by his wife Annemarie. It read: “Edwin is still in the intensive care unit, but is stable. He is not in life-threatening danger. Every time we get to visit him, he’s communicative.

“We have to wait patiently to see how his situation will develop.”

Ajax showed their support for Van der Sar on Saturday during their first pre-season game, with all players wearing a goalkeeper shirt with his name on ahead of kick-off.

Van der Sar, who left his role as Ajax chief executive after last season, had been part of Ajax’s board of directors since November 2012, having retired from playing the previous year.

Ajax won three Eredivisie titles and reached the Champions League semi-finals during Van der Sar’s time as chief executive.In a long playing career as a leading goalkeeper, Van der Sar represented Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United as well as the Dutch national team.

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