And van der Sar, a member of United's legendary 2008 Champions League winning team, has backed United to be the team to beat this term.
The Belgian has made a fine start to life at Manchester United and despite missing a penalty against Leicester City last weekend, he has netted four goals in four appearances for the club already this season.
Van der Sar played for a Manchester United Legends side at Old Trafford yesterday as they drew 2-2 with Barcelona Legends in a game for the Manchester United foundation.
"He's done well. Not only scoring but providing and making his runs". So it looks good for the season.
Manchester United and Liverpool dominate the first monthly award of this season's Premier League with three and two players nominated respectively for August's Player of the Month award.
Sadio Mane (three goals) and Mohamed Salah (two goals plus one assist), who were both impressive in Liverpool' last outing against Arsenal, are the Reds - one of seven teams now unbeaten - representatives.
Jose Mourinho's side are the only team to win three out of three games so far and the Dutchman is optimistic of his former club's chances of challenging for the top honours this season.