Date: 11th August 2011 at 11:53pm
Written by:

Wesley Sneijder

The Dutchman won't be coming to Old Trafford


The on/off saga of ’s proposed move to Old Trafford seems to be R;off” according to the latest reports.

The Dutchman seems to have priced himself out of a move with wage demands that United refuse to meet.

The Daily Mail notes:

“Senior Old Trafford sources told Sportsmail that United have now grown tired of a saga that has dragged on since the end of last season and have decided to pull the plug on the .”

“With 27-year-old Sneijder sitting right at the wrong end of United’s age limit for , Ferguson and chief executive David Gill have decided to walk away from a player who was demanding in excess of £200,000-a-week in wages.”

While there can be no denying Sneijder is a world-class player who would have added a great deal to the United side, this isn’t the disaster some would .

For starters if Sneijder really did want a move to United, then he would have been able to lower his demands. Secondly, an attacking midfielder is not what’s missing from the United side. , Tom Cleverley and even Young can all operate in the attacking midfield role.

Finally as the signing of Juan Sebastian Veron showed ten years ago, buying a world class midfielder who’s not used to the and isn’t necessarily needed can often cause more problems than its worth.

Yes, I would have liked to have seen Sneijder in a Red shirt, but the failure to secure his services shouldn’t detract from the fact the United squad is in great shape.