Date: 4th July 2011 at 4:37pm
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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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