Date: 17th July 2011 at 3:19pm
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Wesley Sneijder

Marwijk has faith the midfielder would fit in well at

Dutch national manager Bert Van Marwijk believes Wesley Sneijder would benefit from a move to the champions.

The Sunday Mirror reports:

“Bert van Marwijk, the Holland coach, has stepped into the £40million wrangle to tell the Dutch midfielder he can ­become an even greater player at United – even if it means taking a pay cut!
Van Marwijk said: “A transfer to United will do Wesley a lot of good. He will benefit as a player from playing for them.

“With Real Madrid and Inter Milan he has already the biggest club names in football on his cv. But Manchester United will be another big step up the ­international ladder for him.

“Manchester United have a unique playing style and they perform ­consistently at the ­highest level.

“Their methods in training, and the way people work at this club with , are superb.

“This is why it will be a new challenge to Wesley. It will inspire him and it will give him new ­energy.”

The Dutch boss, who guided his team to the World Cup final last year, also claims that the will benefit the Holland team.

He explained: “The United style is much more similar to the Dutch style than Inter’s way of playing.

“When Wesley plays for ­Holland we make sure he gets the ball as soon as possible to his feet. Much quicker than Inter try that.

“It means he can have a goal ­attempt much quicker or can give a decisive pass.

“In Italy he plays in a more ­sitting role, and he is facing six defenders all the time.

“The control we let him take in attack with the Dutch team, I can also see with United.

“I think he would really fit into the midfield perfectly at ­Trafford.”


Whether Sneijder will end up at the Theatre of Dreams is still open to -much- debate, but despite some fans expressing misgivings about whether he’s really needed, the Dutch coach certainly believes he’s a good fit.