Friday, August 12, 2011

Sneijder not joining United: Have the Glazers' pulled plug on deal?

United fans are waking up to the news that the club has officially ended their interest in signing Wesley Sneijder. It brings to an end weeks of speculation about the Inter Milan star and it is a bitter blow to Ferguson who knew the importance of making what would have been a crucial signing - one that according to several respected commentators could have ensured a 20th league title.

David Gill broke the news to reporters, when somewhat bizarrely claiming the club's interest in Sneijder ended a couple of weeks ago. However, it's thought that United have been desperately trying to broker a deal with Inter's Dutch maestro whose huge wages demands are said to be the sticking point.

Up and until this week, it was hoped that a deal would still be possible. Rumours of what would have been one of the biggest summer transfers have been rumbling on since the season end and on Thursday a well known sports journalist suggested that the deal was so complex it would have to be approved by the full MUFC board; whether or not, that is true is open to question, but it will undoubtedly leave many wondering if the Glazer family have pulled the plug on Sneijder's move to United due to financial constraints.

United have spent heavily this summer, but it was vital that Ferguson was backed in the transfer market. Sneijder would have been very costly, but success often comes at a high price and only time will tell how failure to land the manager's top midfield target will impact on the season ahead.

25 comments:

  1. Why does everything have to come back to the Glazer's??? They plowed £50 million in to transfers and it was clear there was money available for Sneijder. However, supposedly, we were only prepared to spend around £30 mil. Given that a much younger Fabregas is going to go for 30-35 mil this weekend with much lower wage demands, I think that was a fair price. We've got Cleverley and Pogba who deserve a chance in there and even if they weren't to do the business this year, the experience would make the right for next....don't be so cynical.

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  2. Sneider is not what we need, we need a back up to Fletcher, a box to box player. Anderson, Cleverly, Giggs and Park can all fill the creative midfielder position but when Fletcher is out we have no one to take his place, Carrick is a playmaker and not a stern steel inforcer.

    Glad to see the Sneider saga is ended as I never wanted him in the first place.

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  3. he's still coming, this is purely a ploy to keep the transfer fee and wages down... wait and see

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  4. Glad that Sneijder's not coming. I didn't think he was what we needed.

    How is United not capitulating to ridiculous demands from club and player a problem with the Glazers? They should be applauded for not interfering, for allowing money to be spent on wages and fees and for not panicking and paying over the odds for players.

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  5. The perfect player and is particularly promising Mario Goetze from Borussia Dortmund. That would be a backup. If you do not receive playmaker, we can forget winning the Champions League.

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  6. we need to sign wesly if we realy want to compete wit the likes of barcelona

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  7. Anon (whoever you are),

    We have no idea if it was the Glazers' who blocked this deal, the blog post didn't actually state the owners have blocked it. We cannot rule out that the money men have blocked it and if that is the case then there is every reason to believe the Glazers' will have been apart of that decision making process. However, as others have stated, United might still make the deal happen, but it is looking doubtful with Gill briefing several journalists yesterday.

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  8. we dont need wes 2 compete with barca. barca arnt a million miles away like pre-season proved

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  9. We don't know if the Glazers are interferring or not and as the post pointed out according to one well known journalist, any deal for Sneijder had to be approved by the full board because of its complexity.

    The Glazers' shouldn't be applauded for anything given United were a cash rich club with no debts before they arrived.

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  10. I still think we shouldnt break the wages in the club. Rooney has been playing since young and he is so experience and plays well. Wes is a new player coming to the club and he cant be having that much wages as it will break the whole club down. I dont want that to happen as United is not a one man team. We dont talk about money here, we talk about the club. I believe the club is bigger than the player. If he dont want to lower his wages, so be it. We dont need to be a beggar asking him to come.

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  11. It is not the question of competing with one team or the likes of Barcelona.It will be difficult to win even in the Premier league. Look at all good teams with out loosing any body they have bought good players to the squad.But here we are taking of investing for replacements.If we evaluate our teams present midfield, it absolutely clear there is no player who is good in tackling and can have procession for longer period. Even with Sc holes we have seen how much we have struggled during the last season. Mr. SAF had told first itself that he is planning to sign maximum of three players this season,which he has done long back. Rest of the hues and cries is a planned drama performed methodically by Mr. Gill and SAF which is scripted and directed by Mr.GLAZERS for keeping the fans quiet and to sell the season tickets. MAN UTD is not a football club of olden days. It is a pure business organisation of GLAZERS run buy them. Hence we cannot expect any more spending for the improvement of the quality of the team. we can expect some more players to be sold by the end of the month, which will balance the money spend for the season to approximately to 20 to 25 million.

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  12. GLAZERS OUT. They've held back our great club for far too long. We've only only succeded in their reign due to the legend that is is fergie. Now fuck off back to the USA where you belong you yankee bastards.

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  13. Regrettably it appears that an ever increasing number of United fans are falling for the smoke and mirrors act perpetrated by the Glazers.

    The first post here speaks of them "ploughing in" £50 million for transfers,when the truth is they've done nothing but "plough out" of the club since they arrived.

    If memory serves me we're running a transfer surplus of something like £20 million over the past 5 years.The Glazers are parasites end of story and no amount of kidology will make me and many others think differently.

    As for Schneijder,the terms quoted in the press are truly outrageous and my personal belief is we should continue looking to sign younger players with the potential to become World class,as with Chicharito.Don't be fooled into thinking there's nothing out there,there's a lot of quality if you take time to look.

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  14. To start paying new arrivals wages like that has caused Chelsea and City trouble, when its done once, every player signed wants those wages, no player is worth those wages and I'll be glad if united pull out of this. We want players who want to be here. Fabregas will be £4.5 million out of pocket going to barca, but thats where he wants to be.
    Sneidjer is no value for money with no sell on value. We could have 6 Javier Hernandez' for this money, let him stay in Italy.

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  15. What of the fact that we most valuable club in the world when the world can not get a star? David Gill claimed that there will come a great player, but probably nothing will come of it. Without Sneidera or another central midfielder we have an excellent chance of winning the Champions League. Remember to weigh stubborn gentlemen Manchester United!!

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  16. So it seems that Manchester was not enough lessons that came from Barcelona in the Champions League final, when most behind in the midfield!

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  17. im not getting into the Glazer politics but as a fan im dissapointed we havent made this signing. At the end of last season along with replacing Van Der Sar acquiring a high class central midfielder was a must - a transfer priority and we havent done it. Yes Cleverley was impressive in the Community Shield but we're Manchester United and want to be winning Champions League's and i cant see us doing that without a world class player in that midfield. Sneijder would have been the final piece to the puzzle and would have fitted perfectly. Its not all doom and gloom im still convinced we can retain our Premier League title but im not so sure we'll be winning our 4th European Cup this season, shame really.

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  18. If the Glazers are serious about reaching the champions league semifinals or final this year again, then Mario Goetze from Borussia Dortmund, has to be sign now that he is still young & relatively cheap. Don't forget that UTD lost in midfield Hargreaves & Schools & that Giggs & Carrick won't get any better this year & Cleverly is still to young & inconsistent.

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  19. Barsa & Real with their signings this summer will only get even better & if UTD don't try to brige that gap, with quality signins in their midfield like Mario Goetze from Borussia Dortmund, this year UTD will be even less competitive agains them.

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  20. Sneijder will probably look at all the media and hopefully lower his wages if he doesnt then we have cleverly he is a class midfielder hes got expirience so give him a shot

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  21. When Manchester reinforce a real playmaker, not a chance to compete with Barcelona and Real Madrid. Look how badly hit 21 on the English Championship with four players United. On the international scene to be real quality, it finally has a stubborn mind of keeping the club!

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  22. If the club owners will Glazerovci Jews, Manchester has never obtained a global player. The only hope is that before the club and taken over by sheikhs from Qatar. Then give the United calibers as well as City! If Ferguson wants Snejidera and could bring Nasriho, But United officials are all slow as snails!

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  23. Barcelona won Sanchez and Fabregas will be even stronger. Its center formation in comparison with United is much better and more mature football. But Ferguson hudie their, well, it has rescued us from the misery Cleverley, which would be in Barcelona or the playground did not let so is it really the UNITED wrong!

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  24. Sneider is a mercenary - has played probably one good half season in the last four - has been with with four clubs in six years - his positioning demands the ball gets gets played to him for him to be effective - making 220K per week at OT would piss off several "UNITED" players

    Not needed - would not fit - would destroy the players trust in SAF (and that ain't happening ever)

    Amazing that no one else (Barca/Madrid/Milan/Juve/City/Malaga etc all big wallets) want him so why do we??

    His Missus does have quite the rack though - Oh yeah can see her being happy in Manchester mid February

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  25. UNITED,

    If what we read about Sneijder is true about money, then you might well have a point.

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