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False Accounting?

False Accounting?

Has good business sense prevailed?

According to one popular tabloid United`s pursuit of the Dutch star, Wesley Sneijder, was called off because, considering his age at the termination of a possible new contract, his resale value would be too low.

Now it could be championed as a good point or could it?

Having lost to Barcelona, so convincingly, at Wembley in the Champions League Final, it`s clear that united need to take steps to improve their squad. Sneijder, so convincing at Inter Milan, is the kind of player that could make the difference and help United close that gap.

United may have signed Young, De Gea and Jones but they are hardly the kind of players who`ll have the likes of Barcelona quaking in their boots.

Whilst accepting that Sneijder would cost a significant sum and his salary would leave our accountants smarting, surely that has to be balanced up against the possibility of United not only closing the gap on Barcelona but making any future contests between the two resemble a level playing field.

Although United are a huge revenue generating machine, surely success breeds more money and if the signing of Sneijder could result in that possibility then should we not go for it whether or not there`ll be any financial return when the player does leave Old Trafford?

A case of false accounting!



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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Monday July 4 2011
Time: 4:36PM

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With Fergie's current transfer dealings I find it hard to believe that Sniejder was ever really an option. We've signed massive prospects in De Gea and Jones who, assuming they achieve their potential, have great resale value. Young, though a good player his development has hit a bump in the road. If we can get him back on the right track he may prove to be a very good player at the price with a better resale price. Sneijder is at the top of his game and has fulfilled his potential and when you're at the top there's only one possible direction you can go. One of the reasons I believe Douglas Costa is a more logical solution to the AM issue, he's a decent price a decent fix to the midfield and also possesses great potential meaning a very good possible resale price. If any of the players choose to leave we pick up a decent price, if they stay we make our money back in trophies, marketing, etc. Sneijder won't allow for any of that.
TheFamousNo7
04/07/2011 17:39:00
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Also, it's a simple fact that unless we buy Xavi and Iniesta we're never going to close the gap on them. Sneijder is the best AM in the world but he doesn't make up for both Xavi and Iniesta. Furthermore, even if we were to buy a Xavi-esque CM and play Sneijder in the Iniesta role we'll still be missing the Messi magic. We've adopted a 4-4-1-1, with a Xavi-Iniesta pairing in midfield we're then lacking a defensive edge. You can't close the gap on Barca nor can we attempt to emulate them. The only team foolish enough to try is Arsenal and look how its worked out for them.
TheFamousNo7
04/07/2011 17:47:00
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so are you giving up until Xavi and Iniesta retire?
merlin
04/07/2011 19:46:00
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I have to agree with RedBoy here. Money being no option Sneijder is the obvious signing we need. Whats all this resale nonsense surely the biggest clubs want the best and have no interest in selling them on, we are not spurs ffs.
Kanchelskis
04/07/2011 21:17:00
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We're not Madrid or Barca either though and there's always that appeal to youngsters. We've seen it with Van Nistelrooy, Beckham and Ronaldo already and whislt we had no interest in selling them we really didn't have much choice in it. Money is an issue also, we're still hundreds of millions in debt. I'm not against the trasfer of Sneijder and I would be chuffed to bits if we got him, I just don't feel Fergie has had an eye on him nor has any intention of signing him.
TheFamousNo7
04/07/2011 21:32:00
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Beckham would of stayed if we wanted him though, it was more Fergie wanted rid. Maybe we could give Inter Gibson in exchange for Sneijder.
rooneyisgod
05/07/2011 10:08:00
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