The former United stopper has been linked with the director of soccer submit at Old Trafford, however has remained tight lipped about talks with the membership.
But whereas United strive to rent a director of soccer, De Gea is giving the membership one other headache by stalling on signing a brand new long-term contract.
Terms are agreed between De Gea and United on a reported £350,000-a-week contract, however the Spaniard is but to put pen to paper.
Van der Sar was as soon as the person between the sticks for United and believes there are loads of goalkeepers who may step up to exchange De Gea.
‘The decision needs to come at a certain point,’ Van der Sar mentioned about De Gea.
‘It takes a long time now, so it’s a case of “yes” or “no”, however I’m not a director of United.
‘Other goalkeepers may fill the hole. There are just a few Premier League goalkeepers taking part in on the membership who may take the step up.
‘I was 34 when I went to United. So there are lots of opportunities there.’
United determined to match De Gea’s big wage calls for regardless of the actual fact his kind has dipped within the final 12 months.
De Gea’s contract expires subsequent summer season and Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have proven an curiosity in signing the 28-year-old.
The goalkeeper may turn into the Premier League’s high earner if he indicators the brand new deal and Van der Sar dismissed concern United have been investing in a participant in decline.
Asked if De Gea’s latest kind was a fear, Van der Sar replied: ‘No. That occurred to me, it occurred to Ryan Giggs additionally, to everybody.
‘Your form differs. He has been for so long at such a high level, so at a certain point it gets noticed, maybe not the first two times, but then people start to write about it. But he’ll be superb. He’s an incredible goalkeeper.’
Van der Sar, who is presently Ajax’s chief government, dismissed hypothesis about his personal future when requested immediately a few return to United.
He mentioned: ‘You never know. At the moment, Ajax is the principle thought where I’m placing all my effort and time in and no matter occurs sooner or later, we’ll see.’