Mourinho talks Sneijder out of Old Trafford

Inter Milan Holland international Wesley Sneijder claims Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho influenced his decision not to transfer to Manchester United according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The 27 year old summer long target of Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he spoke with the Premier League side over a move to Old Trafford after the Serie A giants considered selling him. However, the transfer was never forthcoming and Sneijder admits Mourinho influenced his decision.

“Mourinho called me and told me to stay. He has an Inter heart and he has always told me to remain” Sneijder admitted “I am happy to have stayed because I never wanted to leave and so I no longer want to speak about Manchester United.”

Talking of how discussions evolved Sneijder said “My agent called me and told me Inter wanted to sell. I spoke with United but then the Eto’o sale started and so things changed”. Carlos Tevez agent Kia Joorabchian has claimed that Manchester City attempted to offer Tevez to Inter in exchange for Sneijder. “City? I don’t know anything about this. I am happy at Inter” The Dutchman confessed “I have a contract until 2015 and I want to respect it.”

And THAT folks, is the last you will hear from me about a saga which we must all be sick and tired of!

Do you EVER want to see Sneijder OR Mourinho at Old Trafford?

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  • Jose Mourinho should never cast a shadow at Old Trafford,he is great coach,but seems unstable he has no class,better at the Arab side.We should look to Ole Gunner Solkjaer,when he finish’s his time at Molde.

  • Dear Wesley , did it ever occour to you that Maureen and RM have a vested interest in keeping you away from United ?There is little or no chance that Hosey will ever manage us having exposed his character RM v Barca !You should collect your thoughts get the head straight and make your own choices .

  • hah José thinks he has a vested interest, not wanting to meet United with Sneijder in midfield.

    We needed a player in midfield who could make decisions, the last thing you want is one phoning an opposing manager asking which is the best pass to make. (Sarcasm)

    Funnily enough there are other reports suggesting he will be the subject of a £30m January bid…….. I don’t think I can go through it all again.

  • @sapper – no-one wants to go through that saga again.

    Personally I think sneijder is a bit of an asshole. It seems he thinks the sun shines out of his own arse and since the transfer window closed he’s come out with a whole load of comments which didn’t do anything to improve my opinion of him.

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