1 Sep 2011

No Late Sneijder Move For Man Utd

So finally after a summer of much annoying transfer speculation the window has finally slammed shut. And after doing his business early Sir Alex has decided not to venture into the market and purchase the attacking midfielder that many Utd fans were hoping for.

The name on the majority of Utd fans lips was Wesley Sneijder of Inter Milan, who without any doubt would have brought a different dimension to our midfield and offer us something that we do not currently have in our talented squad. Sneijder would have given Utd a major lift psychologically and it would have sent out a statement of intent to title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

I think a Sneijder type player was required at Old Trafford this summer if we were to launch a serious champions league challenge and try to match the mighty majestic Barcelona. Domestically in the premier league I am confident that the squad of players we now boast will be the team that will set the pace and if we lift title number twenty I will be absolutely delighted as the League title is your bread and butter and always your main priority.

Our squad has changed so much from last season with Sir Alex bringing in some brilliant young talented players who will make a big impact, but are we now in a better position than last season to win the champions league? I realise that Barcelona are in a cycle at the moment and they are playing the kind of football that I have never witnessed before in my life time, but would you be confident of facing them again to challenge for Europeans top prize?

Only time will tell if I am proved wrong on the fact that I thought we needed that extra bit of flair and creativity in the middle of the park for our European campaign, but at the end of the day who am I to question Sir Alex on his transfer activity?

Kevin Ashford