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Meulensteen liking Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder celebrates his equaliser against Bayern to make it 2-2.
Image: Sneijder: Meulensteen says player would be 'perfect fit' for Red Devils

Rene Meulensteen claims that he could not think of a 'more ideal player' for Manchester United than Wesley Sneijder.

Red Devils assistant believes Dutchman the perfect fit

Manchester United's first team coach Rene Meulensteen claims that he could not think of a 'more ideal player' for the team than Wesley Sneijder. The Red Devils are keen on bolstering their midfield options this summer following the retirement of former England international Paul Scholes following a glittering Old Trafford career. Arsenal's Samir Nasri is reportedly on the club's radar although rivals Chelsea and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the France international playmaker. Question marks over Sneijder's future have surfaced this summer despite the fact the Holland international still has four years left to run on his Inter Milan contract. Whether Inter are open to the possibility of cashing in remains to be seen, but Meulensteen is in no doubt the gifted midfielder would be the perfect signing for United.

Perfect fit

"The new Paul Scholes doesn't exist, just as a new Roy Keane has never emerged, but Sneijder would fit perfectly here," Meulensteen told Dutch magazine Voetbal International. "I cannot actually think of a more ideal player for our team. "I say this not because he's a Dutchman. I've worked here for a while, I know the team inside out and I know he would be a great signing. "He seems a perfect complement to the likes of (Javier) Hernandez, (Wayne) Rooney, Park (Ji-sung), (Ashley) Young, (Antonio) Valencia, Nani and (Ryan) Giggs. "And, of course, Wesley has the necessary experience in top-level football. "I don't know what his future is at Inter, whether he may leave or whether he's affordable. But, purely based on football skills, I say get Sneijder."

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