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Sneijder: I could never say no to Manchester United

September 26, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder admits he would be tempted by the prospect of a move to Manchester United at some point in his career.

Wesley Sneijder attracted interest after fine displays at the World Cup finals
GettyImagesWesley Sneijder attracted interest after fine displays at the World Cup finals

Sneijder, who helped Inter secure the Treble last season, was linked with a move to Old Trafford during Netherlands' World Cup campaign before pledging his future to the Nerazzurri.

But his position at San Siro has been called into question once again after talks over a new contract collapsed. While Sneijder has ruled out a return to former club Real Madrid, he does appear more open to a move to United.

"If somebody asks me if I will ever play for Manchester United, it's impossible for me to say no," Sneijder told the Daily Star Sunday. "How can you say that if the chance came you would not play for one of the biggest clubs in the world?

"I don't think there is any player in the world who could publicly rule out ever playing for Manchester United, and if they did I would doubt they were telling the truth.

"The Premier League, in terms of top clubs, is the strongest in the world, and it would be nice to finish my career saying I have played at the very top in Spain, Italy, and England.

"'There is not many who can say they have done that, and if that does happen for me I would only want it to be with Manchester United."