Date: 21st June 2011 at 1:28pm
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Wesley Sneijder

Is the Dutchman heading to Old Trafford?

United are locking horns with noisy neighbours Manchester City over the signing of Wesley Sneijder according to the Manchester Evening News.

The M.E.N claims:

“Both City and United want the inspirational 27-year-old and a head-to-head between Manchester’s big two is underway for the player who would be able to demand a £200,000-a-week salary.

“Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has indicated he has had word from Sneijder that he wants to stay at the San Siro, but that won’t put off Blues boss Roberto Mancini.

“I have spoken to Maicon, Sneijder and Eto’o and they have all told me they want to continue with us,” Moratti revealed.”

Despite the Inter president’s statement, there’s a growing feeling that Sneijder is on his way out of the San Siro, not least due to some rather less than reassuring statement’s the Dutch playmaker has made.

Sneijder recently made a ‘only God knows the future’ type comment that was reminscent of Cristiano Ronaldo when he was on his way out of Old Trafford.

I’ve long questioned whether United actually need Sneijder, due to the ability of Chicharito and Wayne Rooney together with the latter operating ‘in the hole’ so to speak.

The last thing I’d want to see is us paying way over the odds, both in transfer fee and wages due to entering some form of bidding war with a club who have literally no restrictions on what they can spend.

If Sneijder would rather ply his trade at a team who struggle to get 40,000 fans each week and have less history than Nottingham Forest then City are welcome to him.

If he does end up at Old Trafford, I only hope Sir Alex Ferguson finds a way to accomodate him that doesn’t mean sacrificing a partnership which could carry United to the 20th title next season.



35 responses to “‘United & Manchester City To Go Head-To-Head For Wesley Sneijder’”

  1. Bradley says:

    You home coming………lol brilliant

  2. manu4ever says:

    I like how rooneycheatswithwhores and city4life comments were written 1 minute apart. Same city fan trying to stir problems here?

  3. Anneeq Anwar says:

    I find it funny how Shitty suddenly think the Man Utd are in decline after reaching 3 Champions league finals in the last 5 years. Once Shitty win 20 Premier League titles, 3 champions leagues and dozens of FA and Carling Cups then im willing to accept that the tide has turned. But until that happens ur only joy can be taking refuge from seeing Man Utd lose Champions leagues finals.

    Now on the topic of sneijder, i dont see how he’s going to stop the Chicharito and Rooney partnership. He’s being bought simply to replace Paul Scholes as a creative centre forward. I doubt sneijder’s gna join Shitty, hes a winner and wants to win trophies with a glamarous winning club. Not earn 300,000k a week at a wannabe club. If he joins Shitty good luck to him, like the article said Man Utd is a team of winners, not a team of overpaid dreamers….

  4. Cockney Red says:

    I think we need Sneijder more than City. The weakness of our midfield (traditionally our strongpoint) has been shown up by both City and Barca last season.

    Unfortunately, their Sheik isn’t loading them with debt, he’s turning it all into equity (shares), essentially writing it off. He wants to contrast a well-run Islamic club in the same city as one being bled dry by american Jews.

    Sneijder probably realises that he has more chance of starting at Utd than at City, which could help us, but Mancini obviously has more of a relationship with Inter. And City can buy and sell us. Its 50/50 in my opinion.

  5. mladen man.utd says:

    ….I think man city have not football scouts. They just read newspappers and see who is the most wanted player and try to buy him. They are sick.

  6. oap fan says:

    anybody who thinks the fair play rules will actually be applied is deluded. they will not and cannot work in the football environment, eu law superceedes them as the UK government has often found to its’ cost. Unfortunately the arab owners of city will be able to afford better lawyers than fifa. they are at this moment quietly buying up large areas of north manchester, this will eventually be coupled to the football club. the profits from all the ventures will be channelled into the umbrella of the football club. so if city need to buy players the price is not a problem

  7. CCcracker says:

    If Fergie needs more cash for his transfers, then he should borrow the money from Man City.