Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar has jumped to the defence of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Van der Sar now has a front office role at Ajax and says he's drawing a lot from Wenger's "philosophy".

"I love the philosophy of Arsenal and the method of Wenger with young players. We work the same way at Ajax. With young players, attacking and playing good football," said Van der Sar.

On Robin van Persie's move to United, the former goalkeeper added: "It was a very important decision for Robin to leave Arsenal. Fortunately everything ended up perfectly for him at Manchester United."