ALEX FERGUSON SNUBS SNEIJDER
ALEX FERGUSON last night said he is NOT planning to sign Wesley Sneijder.
Manchester United fans have been expecting to see the Inter star move to Old Trafford for weeks. But asked if they should forget signing £35million-rated Sneijder, United boss Fergie said: "You can forget anyone you like, I'm happy with the youngsters I've got here."
Ferguson is backing young guns like Tom Cleverley, Anderson and French kid Paul Pogba, 18, to thrive for the champions this season. He added: "When you take the roll call of players, I'm certainly not looking to add to that." Cleverley, 22, announced himself as a United player with a brilliant show against Manchester City at Wembley last weekend, which earned him an England call-up.
Fergie said: "We know all about Cleverley as he's been with us a long time, since he was 12. You get to know their character and temperament.
"We were confident that was the case with him and he looks fantastic." Ferguson has spent more than £50m this summer on Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea.
He weighed up a move for Inter's Dutch star Sneijder but the fee, coupled with his wage demands of £250,000 a week, made him think again. Meanwhile, United midfielder Ji Sung Park has signed an improved contract which will keep him at Old Trafford for the next two seasons. The South Korean has already spent six years at United, making 177 appearances and scoring 24 goals.
Ferguson said: "Ji has been an important player for us. He has great ability and energy and in recent seasons has added the knack of scoring important goals."