By Chris Wright
Edwin van der Sar’s testimonial evening at the Amsterdam Arena last night was a three-pronged affair, with the festivities opening with a match between Ajax U13s and Manchester United U13s, with Poppa van der Sar’s son Joe turning out for United.
Secondly, an Ajax ’95 side took on Holland ’98 – with Marc Overmars scoring the only goal of the game for the Amsterdammers, and a bit of a beaut it was too…
Lastly, Ajax’s current first-string (there or thereabouts) took on a ‘Van der Sar Dream Team’ consisting of Gio Van Bronckhorst, Bolo Zenden, Gary Neville, Phillip Cocu, a fistful of Manchester United players, Deadly Dirk and Dennis Bergkamp – who grabbed the winner with a customary cool finish after a jinky one-two with Wayne Rooney…
Once you’ve got it, you never lose it.