Ferguson Rules Out Sneijder & Turns To Youth
Sir Alex Ferguson has once again ruled out Manchester United signing Wesley Sneijder, insisting that he has been doing so for weeks, with only the media keeping the rumours alive whilst he has the confidence in his young midfielder’s to d…
Sir Alex Ferguson has once again ruled out Manchester United signing Wesley Sneijder, insisting that he has been doing so for weeks, with only the media keeping the rumours alive whilst he has the confidence in his young midfielder’s to deliver this season.
The Manchester United manager seemed understandably impatient when questioned about the chances of Sneijder moving to Old Trafford on the back of a long, drawn out transfer saga surrounding the player and United. When asked about Sneijder, Ferguson said:
“You can forget anyone you like, I’m happy with the young players I’ve got.”
“I’ve been saying that for weeks but you [the media] have all been writing differently – that I’m going to buy this one or that one. But we’ve said nothing, we just carry on with our business.”
It’s true. Ferguson has been constantly pessimistic in public about United’s chances with any Sneijder deal. He said as much in mid-July when he asserted that United fans who were eager to see Sneijder in a United shirt should “forget it”, as a deal would be too hard to complete.
The media have been fuelling United fans’ addiction for positive information on Sneijder. There have been so many conflicting reports on the deal which has been on and off constantly throughout the window, with fans forced to feed off misinterpreted or untrue quotes from people important in the deal.
It seems ridiculous, that despite Ferguson ruling out a deal many times this summer, people have put his denials down to his famous “mind games,” in the hope that the rumours can continue, and fake “exclusives” can continue to be plastered on back pages with very little credibility or plausibility to back them up.
Maybe at last, we can settle for the fact that Sir Alex has ruled out any signings, and has clearly said that he is happy with the players he has at the moment.
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