Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The never ending Sneijder transfer saga, those Twitter rumours and it's goodbye Obertan...

The will he, won't he, sign for Manchester United story rumbles on. It was exactly the same prior to the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov; that was another drawn out saga and many United fans had bitten their fingernails down to the quick by the time the deal was eventually completed. At that time we feared neighbours City might beat us to the punch and land Berbatov - it didn't happen because the Bulgarian wanted to pull on the famous red shirt and  play for a big club.  Roll the clock forward to August, 2011 and we have exactly the same situation with Wesley Sneijder.  The difference is, we now have to live with the added distraction of rumours appearing on social networking sites like Twitter, with users, trying to give the impression that they have sources with insider knowledge.

For his part, Sneijder has dropped hints that, yes, he would like to play in the Premier League and according to is compatriot, Rafael van der Vaart, the Inter Milan star would be a good fit at United. But, importantly, no deal has been done and until we get final confirmation from one of the parties concerned, then we have to ignore the many unconfirmed rumours on Twitter, because they are nothing more than that. 

In other (real) news, Gabriel Obertan has left United to join Newcastle United and everyone connected with the champions will wish him well at his new club. The jury was very much out on Obertan, but the arrival of Ashley Young and the fact that United have cover on both flanks left the French youngster scrapping for the occasional cameo role on the bench and as a result his career was likely to stall. Moving on was the right decision for all concerned.


  1. The Sneijder story is so frustrating. I hope we sign him, he's a world class player and would undoubtedly improve our team. What concerns me is that we'll wait too long and City will do a deal for him involving Tevez going the other way. I was at the game on Sunday and was encouraged by Cleverley, United can quite feasibly retain the premiership title without Sneijder but winning the champions league without him is a lot less likely.

  2. Steven,

    I totally agree with all of that. There has been rumours circulating the Twittersphere that Tevez could be involved in a swap deal with Sneijder, but that one has been doing the rounds for a while. But they are just that, rumours. Let's keep our collective fingers crossed.

  3. This time round it looks like there is a bit of meat on the rumour so my fingers are crossed I see it confirmed on MUFC website. Rather be told straight of the bat if the deal is true or not instead of all this nonsense.

  4. i m really frustated wid these news , MUFC is nt making it clear weather they have put a bid or nt, jst want to make it fast

  5. There is a potential snag, Inter look likely to sell Eto'o to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala for 40million Euros. IF that happens, they might feel as though they can retain Sneijder, as they will have funds to purchase Tevez.

  6. I think this one could possibly be true. First of all Ferguson hasn't denied it and last time he denied it straight away. I think he would be a great addition to our squad and he would definately improve it. I would prefer if ferguson just came out straight with these transfers rumours , villa boas and mancini tell you if the transfer is happenin or not.Ferguson is just frustratin sometimes


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