Villarreal to keep Senna after United delay

August 19, 2006

MADRID, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Villarreal president Fernando Roig said midfielder Marcos Senna will remain at the club after Manchester United failed to follow through their interest in the Spain international.

'They've turned his head without bringing the matter to any conclusion,' Roig told reporters on Friday. 'It isn't good for the relations between the clubs because people should behave in a more correct manner.

'We waited until yesterday for them to finalise the conditions of the move. The player can wait longer but we can't and the case is now closed.'

Villarreal has said that they would approve the move if United made a good offer for the 30-year-old central midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

Roig, however, added: 'He will stay and we will have to see if he renews his contract or not.'

Senna, who was born in Brazil, was part of Spain's World Cup squad and played an important role in Villarreal's run to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.