Man Utd Transfer News: United Chief Rules Out Further Signings

By on August 26, 2011

Manchester United’s chief executive David Gill and Wesley Sneijder were in the same room yesterday, as they listened to their fate, but unfortunately, it was the fate of the clubs they were representing at the Champions League group stage draw rather than round a negotiation table.

Once the draw had finished, there were whispers that perhaps Gill, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sneijder would meet up and begin those negotiations. Instead, Gill met up with SkySports to announce that any new signings would be unlikely, and following in Sir Alex Ferguson’s view, United are comfortable with the young squad at their disposal.

Gill did confirm that Manchester United had looked at various players, but in an indication that no deal with any of the clubs targets including Wesley Sneijder was close, continued to emphasise the belief United have in their current crop of players. When asked whether United plan to bring in any new faces, Gill said:

“I don’t think so. We’ve looked at various players but we’re very comfortable with our squad. We’ve made some great additions in the summer and we’ve got a young, vibrant squad.”

“We look forward to a great season now as, I’m sure, will a lot of other clubs. A lot have strengthened, in England in particular, but we feel we’re well equipped for the months ahead.

“We’ll progress now and I’m sure Alex will get the best out of the players over the season.”

It seems Manchester United fans hopeful that Sneijder or a similarly intelligent midfielder were to come in and grace Old Trafford will have to come to terms with the fact that the current squad is likely to be the one which fights United’s on-field battles this season.

Many already have, and after a couple of impressive displays from the young players are happy that a new signing who may perhaps halt the progress of some younger players by walking straight into the United side is now off the cards.

However, there are still several days left in the summer transfer window for negotiations to be completed and fine details to fall into place. If Sneijder does agree to lower his wage demands, who knows – perhaps United will make another move just before the deadline – it is, after all Manchester United, where everything seems to be steeped in drama and excitement.

One final big signing would be a pleasant and welcome surprise to United fans, and if it doesn’t work out now, there’s always January.

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  1. Kay kay

    September 1, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Mancherter utd did not hv any problem wit sneijder our people did nt believe in wat we have without sneijder man utd can play good football

  2. Bithujeet sengyung

    August 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Man untd need to sign van persie n sneijder to bring glory to the club

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