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Man United's Van der Sar on compassionate leave

Man United's Van der Sar on compassionate leave

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has been placed on indefinite compassionate leave by the English champions after his wife had a brain hemorrhage.
The 39-year-old Dutchman, who has been absent since last month's win over Everton because of a knee injury, had already been given permission to return to the Netherlands over Christmas to receive treatment from the national team doctor.
But his 36-year-old wife, Annemarie van Kesteren, collapsed last Wednesday as Van der Sar and his family were preparing to celebrate Christmas.
United manager Alex Ferguson said Tuesday that doctors are trying to "get to the root" of Van Kesteren's illness.


Updated : 2021-05-09 06:31 GMT+08:00