Manchester United Goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar Hits The Amsterdam Canal In New Adidas Viral (VIDEO)

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Edwin van der Sar has slipped out of the mainstream since he retired from football last year, but the former Manchester United goalkeeper is back.

Via an adidas viral video, the legendary goalkeeper stands on a barge afloat on the Amsterdam canal as fans get to shoot at him from the mainland.

Kolbeinn Sigborsson and Vurnon Anita, two Ajax professionals, also turn up to test the 41-year-old's reflexes in retirement too.

Adidas are ramping up their advertising ahead of the 2012 European Championship, and their iconic Tango football - which is making a return for the tournament - is also on display.

The commercial is something of a spiritual successor to the sportswear manufacturer's Euro 2000 advert, as you can see from the video.

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