Manchester United target Maarten Stekelenburg drops Ajax's league title trophy under a bus

16 May 2011 09:18
ShareHe has been touted as one of those most likely to replace Edwin van der Sar at Manchester United next season. But is Maarten Stekelenburg really has designs on being Sir Alex Ferguson's new No 1, he might want to practice his handling.

The Ajax stopper proved himself a little careless when he inexcusably dropped the Eredivisie trophy from the back of the party bus that was heading through Amsterdam this weekend.

Scroll down to see video Maarten Stekelenburg dropping the trophy

Pure delight: Ajax claimed their first title since 2004 with a final day victory over the defending champions

Water performance: Ajax coach Frank de Boer gets involved with Maarten Stekelenburg (second left) and other players

The team from the Dutch capital had just secured a first league title since 2004 with a 3-1 victory of Twente Enschede at the Amsterdam Arena. The win was enough for Frank de Boer's side to leapfrog Twente on the final day.

Ajax, who were a point behind 2010 champions Twente going into the match, secured victory thanks to two goals from Siem de Jong to capture the Dutch title for the 30th time.

Party time: Fans packed the street of Amsterdam to celebrate the club's 30th title triumph

But as the players celebrated on board on the team coach, Stekelenburg lost grip on the dish-like trophy, sending it clattering on to the road and under the wheels of another coach which was travelling behind the rest of the team.

The incident mirrored that of Sergio Ramos from late last month when the Real Madrid man dropped the Copa del Rey trophy from the top of an open top bus that was being used to carry the victorious team through Spain's capital. The result of that drop, though, seems considerably worse as the club had to replace the original model which had smashed into several pieces.

Oops: A fan quickly pounced on the trophy after Stekelenburg had dropped it from the top of the coach

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Source: Daily_Mail

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