Manchester United

Edwin Van Der Sar Wishes Tim Krul a Happy Birthday, Takes It Back Hours Later

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 11:  Former international football players of the Netherlands Edwin van der Sar smiles prior to the start of the International friendly match between Netherlands and Switzerland at the Amsterdam Arena on November 11, 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIApril 4, 2014

Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar had to take back his well-wishes for Tim Krul on Friday after realising he'd made a bit of a mistake.

Van der Sar reached out to the Newcastle keeper on his birthday, wishing him a clean sheet as a present:

Unfortunately for van der Sar, he didn't realise who Newcastle were playing next:

Taking back a birthday gift? Tut tut, Edwin. 

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