Sneijder ignoring United rumours
Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder is ignoring the persistent speculation linking him with a move to Man Utd.
Last Updated: 04/08/11 1:48pm
Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder is ignoring the persistent speculation linking him with a move to Premier League champions Manchester United.
The Holland international is in Beijing with his club preparing for this weekend's Italian Super Cup against city rivals AC Milan.
But reports have suggested Sneijder has travelled to China with the distraction of a contract offer from Sir Alex Ferguson's United, which would possibly involve a decreased salary.
Inter have always maintained they do not want to sell 27-year-old and, having previously admitted anything can happen, the playmaker himself is focusing on his football
Sneijder is quoted as saying by Italian media: "I'm a footballer, I have many objectives and I want to win because I enjoy winning. Saturday is the first big challenge of the season.
"Playing the Super Cup in Beijing is cool and will be great fun. It's the derby, too, of course, so it will be a great match.
"I'm really pleased to be here. I like this country and the people. Seeing all of this Nerazzurri passion will be a great motivator to win for our Chinese fans.
"I had never been here before and am really enjoying it. I really hadn't been expecting anything quite like it.
"I've seen so many supporters, it's great fun and this is a wonderful country, where football is a very popular sport."
There has been rumours Sneijder has suffered a break down in his relationship with Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini after being asked to play in a deeper position.
The former Real Madrid player has dismissed this, but has confessed his favourite manager is Jose Mourinho, who led Inter to a famous Treble in 2009/10.
He said: "I've played for many coaches and each one has been different from the others, but Jose Mourinho is still the one I liked best both as a coach and as a man."