Updated: Sunday, 9th August 2020 @ 8:23am

Wesley Sneijder will join Manchester United in summer after dismal Inter season, claims Teddy Sheringham

Wesley Sneijder will join Manchester United in summer after dismal Inter season, claims Teddy Sheringham

By Dean Wilkins

Teddy Sheringham expects Wesley Sneijder will leave Inter Milan and sign for Manchester United this summer after claiming the Reds threw their title chances away.

The former Old Trafford hero believes Sir Alex Ferguson will reignite his attempts to sign the 27-year-old Dutch World Cup finalist.

Sneijder was heavily linked with United last transfer window and after his Inter side failed to qualify for the Champions League next season Sheringham said he may turn to United.

“I think they will [try to sign him], without a doubt,” Sheringham said. “The manager tried to sign Sneijder last year and when he likes someone he very rarely lets go of that bone and he will go back in for them.

“He did the same for a lot of players – like Ruud Van Nistelrooy. He had a broken leg when he first went in for him but he went back in for him a year later – it wouldn’t surprise me if he goes back in for Sneijder and he finally gets his man.”

United are second in the Premier League table, falling behind rivals Manchester City only on goal difference.

Sunderland will host the Reds on Sunday while the Blues entertain a difficult QPR side.

Sheringham, who won three Premier League titles and the treble during his four-year spell at Manchester United, said that both teams had thrown the title away but it is now City’s to lose, again.

He said: “It’s in Man City’s hands with a game to go. It’s been a catalogue of errors when the leading team gets in the driving seat – it’s City’s to throw away again.”

“There is a different atmosphere in the dressing room in a final day decider,” he added.

“United have to make sure they win their game at Sunderland but the onus is on Man City.

“They have not won the league for a long time now and there will be a lot of pressure on them come Sunday afternoon and QPR have to get a point to make sure they are safe as well.

“Mark Hughes going back to Manchester City has a double effect on that and he won’t want to lose there.

“He would love to stop City winning the title without a doubt. It’s not a formality, if it gets to half-time and it’s still 0-0 then it could be a very tense second half.”          

The 46-year-old also suggested that Dimitar Berbatov may still have a place at United and denied that they are over-reliant on Wayne Rooney.

“I think Wayne would like that he is being relied on and he performs when he is like that – I wouldn’t say he is being over relied on," he continued.

“It’s a strange one. [Berbatov] could have lost confidence from not being in the Champions League final team the year before.

“It’s a big demise, he is an accomplished player and when given his chance has always done a decent job for United and Fergie’s always stated he could do a good job, so I’m surprised he has not been used a little more this year.

The Bulgarian was joint top scorer in the Premier League last season with 21 and has scored 56 goals in 149 appearances for Manchester United.

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