The Inter Milan midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer but now it seems Ferguson has given up on signing the player by saying it’s time to forget about him.
Despite the United boss stating on Thursday that there isn’t any current interest in the Dutchman it hasn’t stopped the media from speculating that a deal may be forthcoming.
It’s even been claimed that the clubs shirt manufacturers Nike will get involved to ensure that any deal for Sneijder, which could prove lucrative to them, will go through.
Ferguson and his squad are currently in Seattle on their summer tour of the United States. When quizzed by Sky Sports about Sneijder on Sunday the United boss was straightforward in his response.
“Forget it,” he said. “We are looking at some things but I am not so sure Sneijder will be easy to get.”
Ferguson’s admittance of defeat in the chase for his prime target may force him to consider other midfield alternatives. It’s a position he is keen to strengthen especially now that his lynchpin Paul Scholes has retired.