Sir Alex Ferguson dismisses Sneijder as a replacement for Paul Scholes at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that while Internazionale star Wesley Sneijder is a great player, he is not the man to succeed Paul Scholes at Manchester United.
“Sneijder is not the ideal replacement for Scholes,” said Ferguson in Rome.
“He is a fantastic player but not what we were looking for.
“Only [Barcelona midfielders] Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta are comparable to Scholes.”
Sneijder meanwhile says that Man Utd did want him, but he only considered the move to help Inter financially – and rejected Old Trafford when money was no longer an issue for his current club.
“When I was on vacation the club called my agent and said they needed money, so wanted to sell me,” said Sneijder.
“This is the only reason I spoke to Manchester United, which everyone knows I did. Then Samuel Eto’o was sold and nothing more came of [the possible transfer].
“Mourinho advised me and he has Inter at heart, so he told me to stay. He’s a wonderful coach.”
There you have it: Manchester United and Wesley Sneijder flirted with each other all summer.
Although neither were ever interested, they both rejected the other.
In other news, I have decided to stay with my girlfriend instead of hooking up with Megan Fox.
And I’ve retired from international football.