MX23RW : Thursday, October 18 12:10:50

Sir Alex Ferguson dismisses Wesley Sneijder stories

Ferguson dismisses Sneijder stories
© PA Photos
Sir Alex Ferguson rubbishes reports linking Manchester United with a move for Wesley Sneijder while praising Tom Cleverley.

Sir Alex Ferguson has once again dismissed rumours that Wesley Sneijder is close to joining Manchester United.

Recent reports have suggested that United had handed the Dutch international an ultimatum regarding a move to Old Trafford, something the manager has strongly denied.

"Absolute nonsense," said Ferguson. "I have never discussed him. There is nothing new."

Meanwhile, the 69-year-old boss has heaped praise upon Tom Cleverley after the midfielder's performance in the friendly victory over Barcelona.

"[Central midfield] is an area we have to find a solution for," revealed Ferguson.

"That is why we played Tom Cleverley today. Physically he is not the strongest but he is wiry and has a great idea of the game.

"He is a good footballer and was our best player today. His discipline was terrific. He is a quick passer of the ball and has good eyes.

"It was a big night for him. He is a big, strong possibility for us to start the season."

Cleverley, 21, spent the whole of last season on loan at Wigan Athletic.

Share this article now:
Luka Modric
Read Next:
Scholes "impressed" by Modric
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account