Meulensteen urges United to snap up Dutchman

Wesley-Sneijder-Inter-MilanManchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen has stated that Inter’s Wesley Sneijder would be a perfect signing for the Old Trafford club.

The Premier League champions are believed to be in the market for a creative midfielder following Paul Scholes’ retirement, and the Dutch trainer has stated he thinks his countryman would fit in at the English club.

“Wesley Sneijder would fit perfect here. He is the most ideal player for us that I can think of,” the 47-year-old told Voetbal International.

“I don’t say that because he is Dutch. I have been at Manchester United for a while, I know all the ins and outs of the team and I know that he would be a great reinforcement. The new Paul Scholes does not exist, just as there is not a new Roy Keane, but I cannot think of anyone more perfect for us than Sneijder,” he continued.

The former Real Madrid midfielder’s future at the San Siro is in doubt following the appointment of Gian Piero Gasperini as manager, who adopts a 3-4-3 formation and may not have room for the 27-year-old in his first team. If this is the case Meulensteen feels United should make a move.

“Sneijder is not a runner, but perfectly two-footed. He can run the game and puts the ball where ever he wants. To me, he seems a perfect addition to players like Hernandez, Rooney, Park, Young, Valencia, Nani and Giggs. Plus, Wesley has plenty of experience in top football, of course.

“I don’t know how his future is at Inter, of course – whether he is allowed to leave and whether we can pay him. But purely on the basis of his ability, I would say “Get Sneijder”,” he concluded.