Wesley Sneijder: 'I could have joined Manchester United'

Sneijder reveals United talks
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Wesley Sneijder reveals that his move to Manchester United in 2010 did not go through as Inter Milan demanded too high a transfer fee.

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has revealed that Inter Milan did not allow him to join Manchester United in 2010.

The Netherlands international says that he had held talks with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson but the Italian club did not agree on a fee with the Red Devils.

"We had some talks with Alex Ferguson back in 2010," he told Galatasaray Dergisi.

"[United] contacted the [Inter] after our treble season but too much money was asked for. And I was also happy at Inter so I decided to stay.

"Manchester United are a fantastic club and they kept showing interest after that year but not as determined as before. I don't give much thought about proposed transfers. If I'm happy somewhere, I'm happy there."

Sneijder left Inter for Galatasaray in January.

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