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With Manchester United seemingly distancing themselves from a big money move for Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder, Sneijder appears to be trying to stop the train before it pulls out of the station.
If that proverbial train—Manchester United—does decide to not acquire Sneijder's signature, things may not look so glum after all.
After an impressive display against a half-strength Barcelona, Tom Cleverly proved that Manchester United might not need to splash the cash.
Manchester United have always looked to promote from within their ranks, and Cleverly would be an ideal candidate to replace Paul Scholes.
With a similar style of play to Scholes, Cleverly relies on his soccer IQ and skill set to orchestrate from the middle of the park.
Experience will decide if 21-year-old Cleverly has what it takes to succeed or not.
If given games, Cleverly could just make United fans utter "Wesley who?"