WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: No Sneijder talks

09/02/2012 09:47

The Daily Mail writes…

Wesley Sneijder has suggested he would have joined Manchester United should Sir Alex Ferguson have made a move during the January transfer window. The Inter Milan playmaker was one of United's top targets to replace the then-retired Paul Scholes last summer, but his £250,000-a-week wages proved too expensive for the Premier League champions. While the Holland star admits negotiations never took off with United, he hinted that he was aware of interest from Manchester. "There have never been any concrete contacts with Manchester United," said Sneijder. "I see everything, I am not blind, but there is nothing concrete right now. I am happy at Inter, but we will see. I currently have no contacts with other clubs and I am living day by day. If on the last day of the transfer window an offer had arrived, maybe I would have left. The truth is that I feel at home at Inter, but I do not know where I will play next season."

There’s lots of discussion of the latest Deloitte Football Money League, which places United top in England and third in Europe, behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Sun says Tom Cleverley will return to the United side for Saturday’s game against Liverpool after being out since October with an ankle injury.

And several papers carry quotes from David De Gea in which the keeper states he’s aiming to become a United great. "I have every intention of spending many years at Manchester United," the Spaniard says. "I want to go on to become a great United keeper and to earn and deserve respect. I want to help United make history."

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