Wesley Sneijder confirms Manchester United's interest in him in January

Wesley Sneijder of Galatasaray celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group B soccer match between Galatasaray and Juventus at Turk Telekom Arena on December 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Netherlands’ midfield maestro Wesley Sneijder decided to snub Manchester United to stay with current club Galatasaray.

Galatasaray’s star midfielder Wesley Sneijder has revealed that English side Manchester United were very keen to sign him during the January transfer window, but it was his decision to snub Manchester United according to Sporx. 

“There were clubs who wanted to sign me like Manchester United but I have no intention of leaving and my club have no intention of letting me go,” said Sneijder.

“Leaving in January didn’t even cross my mind and the club have never told me to leave.”


“There is still a lot to achieve here we are competing in the league, Turkish Cup and have a chance of beating Chelsea in the Champions League. I feel at home here and that’s not something you feel everywhere you go.”


Bülent Tulun, Galatasaray’s Sportive Coordinator confirmed that an offer was rejected in January.

”Sneijder received an indirect offer from Manchester United but it was not accepted,” Tulun revealed.

Sneijder has 10 goals this season from 19 starts for the Turkish side who will be facing Chelsea in Round-of-16 of the UEFA Champions League.

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