Transfer Rumour Rater: Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United

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Transfer Rumour Rater: Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United
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Wesley Sneijder has been strongly linked with Manchester United for years, and with good reason: Sir Alex Ferguson's United sides needed reinforcement in midfield just as much as the team he gave to David Moyes.

While the Red Devils would have benefited a lot more from signing Sneijder two years ago, as he was then in his prime, a 29-year-old Sneijder would still be a massive boost to United's struggling midfield.

The Daily Mail has resurrected this rumor, although they claim that the Dutchman will have to be willing to shave about £1 million off his current £6 million-per-year salary to fit into United's wage structure.

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Paying him will be the least of United's worries.

But this deal might be scuppered by Sneijder's acerbic relationship with national teammate Robin van Persie and United's understandable reluctance to make a long-term commitment to a 29-year-old who has not been among Europe's super-elite for years.

This is an interesting rumor, but likely one that was simply brought back from the dead because of contemporary concerns.

 

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