EURO 2012

Manchester United – Another bid for Dutch master?

 

The Dutch will be waking up to a collective hangover today after defeat to Germany last night severely limited their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of EURO 2012.

It was a fantastic game with little to decide between the sides. Ultimately, the Germans were more ruthless in front of goal and that’s why they won the match. But it was a reminder of just how good the Euros can be.

Despite Holland’s bad results at this tournament there has been a stiff reminder for Sir Alex Ferguson of just how much Wesley Sneijder can bring to the party. Sure, he was unable to rouse his team last night, or against Denmark, but everything that he does just smacks of class.

He’s 28 now and it seems that the Sneijder package is just a little too rich for Manchester United, but if Sir Alex Ferguson did fancy a slightly expensive splurge on his midfield then surely he need look no further than this Dutch master.

So, United fans, would you take Modric or Sneijder if you had to pick one?

 

108 Comments

108 Comments

  1. Paul

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Sneijder without a doubt pure genius and would enable utd to compete with rest in europe

  2. Kolawole

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I really prefer modric

    • EKE Shadrach Chidi

      Jun 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      In terms of experience, I prefer Sneijder to modric

  3. richard palmer

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

    i tink wesley sneijder he’s just d perfect player united need,cos he av al d experince we need to reclaim d title n he’s more crative n skilful dan luka modric

  4. dan kelly

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

    do you really need to ask, modric is a good player but sneijder is in a class of his own if fergie is going to pay 25million plus sneijder is the man.

  5. Preben Henriksen

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Sneijder is a worldclass player.. Offcourse i would prefer the Dutchman

  6. ebuka

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

    i prefer modric because he is already in english footbal and would not start learning the styles of play in play in Engkland which Sneider woulod do if he comes to Mancvhester United

  7. Hashim Mponezya

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Modric?Not my cup of tea.Will make my day should Sneijder be the reds next season..

  8. Mozil

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Prefer Modric

  9. thaboh

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Modric for me simply cos he’s 2 years younger and has played pl footy for a while now and is not on the treatment table every week

  10. adam fernley

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    sneijder has never played premier league football, he would not perform the way he does with manchester utd.. modric is the man who will do us good, but fergie knows what he’s doing.. long live Sir Alex Ferguson!

  11. NURUDEEN FASASI

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The two players are good it would be better if we can sign any of them.

  12. Emmanuel

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    i prefer modric cos he is already in d system of england so he is more preferable

  13. Uchenna

    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I simply prefer Sneijder. To me, he is more than good unlike Modric who have not yet acquire all the experience needed in Champions League. I go for Sneijder.

  14. sabastine

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I prefer modric

  15. vincent

    Jun 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    i prefer modric, because he is still a young player who still have much time to work in the field than wesley.

  16. Victor u

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Both are Good,but prefer Modric, he is already in EPL,So go 4 him and have a union of Kagawa,Modric and Rooney

  17. hamuscant

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I prefer snijder bcos of the charpion league experience,bt modric is a world class player to.I wil go for snijder.hamuscant.

  18. oladele

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I oladele go 4 sneijder.

  19. Lovilen

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    modric

  20. Pele oko

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I prefer modric dn sneld i like luka dan snd becouse snd is a class player but like mdc for man utd next season

  21. johnson

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    i prefer modric

  22. Premjith

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    In my opinion manchester united must sign these two players….modric and sneijder they can make a impact in united midfield..!

  23. Wadisa

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    simply i’ll go wit Modric coz of his years, he can do something 2 Man Utd.

  24. SpunkyMUFC

    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Sneijder all day every day, if not though would still love modric

  25. Jamal

    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Absolutely MODRIC..he’s young n fast..Adapted to EPL style of play.
    SAF pls get him to OT nx season..

  26. kunmi zoonto

    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I prefer luka modric because is already playing in england, he understand the style and conditions but wesley is old and can get injury at anytime

  27. Owolabi orlando

    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    2 me both are good, bt i think snidjer is d man bcos of championship. UNITED 4 LIFE

  28. eletu kafayat ola

    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I prefer sneilder

  29. Zayyad

    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Modric 24 scnaider 28 so modric is the best 4 utd think abt utd future

  30. odufayo adeyinka

    Jun 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    i will prefer wesley sneijdar to modric……… Man u needed a creative midfielder.

  31. TK

    Jun 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Wesley sneijder is better of the two.

  32. samuel efe

    Jun 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    modric the option no doubt.

  33. Jimmy Fung

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    There’s no denying Snjeider is world class, but he has outrageous wage depends on top of the hefty transfer fee.

    Modric is 2 years younger than Snjeider, is seasoned in Premier League Football and would also be a good compliment to new signing Shinji Kagawa. Modric plays a deep, playmaking midfielder, where as Kagawa plays in a more advanced attacking role. It would wonderful midfield dynamic.

  34. jonja

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Both are good players,any one modric or snaider in OT it will be perfect for the club,but in future days,who can play many years,Modric is the best

  35. olamide

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Big name is useless in EPL think about dis, no matter who Ʋ are Modric is proper 4 UTD cos he is younger, is playing EPL, he is not on treatment table every week and he is still eager to win trophies. Don’t think twice pls

  36. Big boyy!!

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I’d take Wesly any day!!! But to be honest, I wouldn’t say no to a double signing £65m for both 😉

  37. umar hassan funtua

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    i’ll take modric cos he’s younger than sneijder n he knw how to play fully in premier league and in man united. Long live man united

  38. Hailey

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    sneijder is da best

  39. Gabu vybz

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Sneijder is the best of the best leave modric 4 spurs cz thats wer he fits

  40. Schascha

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Modric iz creative and sneijder 2 so ferguson must carpsure 2 of dem bcs de will organise dt midfield

  41. Caylebnoni

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I prefer Modric

  42. opus michael

    Jun 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    modric wil solve our biggest weak link dat z midfield and lewosky

  43. fab

    Jun 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Sneijer is d best or both

  44. opus michael

    Jun 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    i think mordric is d player man united cul’d go 4 than sudiader as far d pre leag is consan. Sam kampala uganda.

  45. opus michael

    Jun 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    modric knows wat it takes 2 b in a PLE we need him much

  46. Noodles

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Out of the two then schnieder.

    However what they should do id sell Nani, buy Bale, Rodwell, Powell and the young Chilian fella hernandez or something.

  47. jordan scot

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    wesley’s time for us has passed…..All we want and All we are saying is give us MODRIC

  48. Noodles

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Also sell Anderson, Bebe, Macheda,

  49. thaboh

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Modric is 26

  50. John paul

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I lov modric but Sneijder is better than him i ll like 2 see sniejder

  51. a.nal

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    RODWELL

  52. Dan

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I would not buy any of the two. There are too expensive. They cant change a game and lack dribbling skills and pace. I would buy a young player who has the pace with energy and some tricks to turn a player.

  53. pheezee

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    talking of sneidjer he is creative,has experience nd an utility playmaker but modric he is creative but less experience nd fixd player so letz go 4 bth preferably sneidjer

  54. Fabian

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    For me egg is expires Wesley snijdar is the man we need dat midfild he have long pass making short also a play maker.but if our father sir Ferguson can sing two off them i promis all the manu fans we cant go nest session witout three trof,i dnt want manu march to give me h.b.p again up united

  55. ajayi dapson

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Modric †☺ ♍ξ Ĭ§ more preferable because he Ĭ§ already in the system,unlike wesley that has only champions league xperience and man~utd я not ready †☺ sign a wasteful player unlike others.

  56. Galib

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Considering the age of the two, modric luca will be better 4 utd.

  57. Topsye

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I prefer Modric becz is more creative and young he also know what it take to be playing in EPL pls SAF go for him.

  58. Richard

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    neither one is worth their asking price!

  59. Aduagba .l.hameed

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    i prefer modric bcos is young.he has power &it wil take longtime b4 he can get injure.

  60. topak

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I’d prefer modric. If not ajax’s eriksen.

  61. auwal

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I prepa modiric

  62. Governor

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I prefer snijder,coz of his experience.

  63. Nke Nke Enyi Udoka

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I prefer Modric he is the right man 4 Manchester United we need him.

  64. olakunle

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    modric is d option cos sneider is an injury prone player

  65. dozie

    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Wesley Sneijder is de man for MAN UTD, without there be know, Rooney. He is de best midfielder i have ever seen and he also a good play-maker.I think he is de man for us!!!

  66. Aussiehopper

    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Its difficult to choose because they are both world class players with the ability to play for any team in the world, i think it all boils down to who is the best value to the club that needs him. in this situation even though i think the dutchman may very slightly out perform Modric in terms of talent, i feel he Modric would be my choice, if his fee and wages are within what is regarded as acceptable, plus he has already spent a number of years in the Epl.

  67. Wayne

    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I prefer luka modric I watch him against Italy he is world class player sniejder is a work class player also but modric is younger and would fit straight in united team

  68. abdel majeed

    Jun 15, 2012 at 2:19 am

    i prefer wayne rooney

  69. Steve

    Jun 15, 2012 at 2:31 am

    It has to come down to what position do we need filled more, isnt Snjieder a more advanced middie while Modric can play CM as well as CAM, We recently got Kagawa and he can play CAM quite well (in addtion to left/right wing i think). So Modric may be more useful and he is already accustomed to the English style and could catch up immediately.

    Would not say no to Snjieder if hes willing for the right wages, Modric wages would be half of what Snjieder expects. Also Snjieder is older.

  70. yk coalman

    Jun 15, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Modris nt sneijder, cos we already hv injury plagued players. Lyk anderson,cleverly,fletcher. It ‘ll b silly if we buy sneijder . MODRIC/KAGAWA a̶̲̥̅n̶̲̥̅̊d̶̲̥̅̊ a defensive midfield I̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ all but we need .

  71. Adesoji

    Jun 15, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I prefer luka modric becos he is still very young!!

  72. william

    Jun 15, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Modric has proven he can play well in the EPL. Sneijder is 2 years older, more fraigile and often looses his temper.
    Modric is better for ManU but [nly at a reasonable price!

  73. william

    Jun 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Modric has proven he can play well in the EPL. Sneijder is 2 years older, more fraigile and often looses his temper.
    Modric is better for ManU but only at a reasonable price!

  74. olamide

    Jun 15, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Modric is perfect for United. Think about this, he has been playing EPL, he is younger, like thaboh said; he is not on treatment table every week. He’ll be more committed because he is still eager to win trophies, unlike †ђξ other man.

  75. Wash

    Jun 15, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Looking at all aspects including the re-sale value, i wud go for Modric. He is the best bargain.

  76. mudiaga kingsley

    Jun 15, 2012 at 4:43 am

    i prefer modric to senjider with his epl exeperiene. With no resonable doulbt. Modric his 26 he has more level than so call senjider

  77. Bawa

    Jun 15, 2012 at 5:06 am

    To me i prefer modric than sneijder cos sneider is injury player.

  78. daddyluke

    Jun 15, 2012 at 5:23 am

    luka modric is preferable dan sneijer, considering there age as utd is building on young players

  79. Japheth

    Jun 15, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Now we dont need any one 2 tell us b4 man u no dat our midfild very, very wos. Midfield is wht we wnt go 4 one pls dnt faild us.

  80. OGIDIOLU BADMOS FERGUSON

    Jun 15, 2012 at 5:49 am

    luca modric is preferable..in times of age,He also plays england.come luca,come modric

  81. Joshua

    Jun 15, 2012 at 5:51 am

    4get d money n Buy d 2 players.wesley+modric+kagawa..

  82. ololade

    Jun 15, 2012 at 6:20 am

    i prefer modric pass sneidjer

  83. Sunday

    Jun 15, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Let just pray we c i person.

  84. Toheeb

    Jun 15, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Modric is d man,sneider is an injury pron

  85. ksyboy

    Jun 15, 2012 at 6:41 am

    sneijer of cause, ggmu

  86. Ciro

    Jun 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Snijder is better option

  87. Getaneh S.

    Jun 15, 2012 at 6:56 am

    no doubt I prefer Modric!! he is younger and have experiences in EPL, and not the old guy with no heart to get trophy1!!!!!

  88. Adedeji moshood

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Both ah good player, but i prefer modric be’cos is unready in EPL.

  89. Maxwell

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I prefer SNEILDER more than MODRIC, any way all of them are good but sneijder haves more talent than modric…. get sneijder Sir Alex

  90. Nurudeen Hamzah Mufa

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I prefered Modric

  91. Prince Raphaeldinho

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Sneijder is one of d best midfielder in d world. I think man utd need modric,cus he is younger dan sneijder,secondly modric has being in EPL 4 sum years now,so he knows everything about epl…4 me, i go 4 modric.

  92. OYEKAN

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I PREFER LUKA MODRIC BCS HIS YOUNG THAN SNIJDA AND ALSO ADPTED TO EPL LEAGUE.

  93. femi

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:36 am

    i prefer modric

  94. alow

    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Modric anyday anytym he’s younger n has epl xperience.go for him fergie

  95. kenny

    Jun 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

    sneijder is d best fergie tak ur man

  96. Jerry

    Jun 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Luka modricccccccccccc, he is much much younger, bt instead of non get us one of them

  97. Darry

    Jun 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Sir alex ferguson should consider that oppurtunity come but one’s . Since both of them are availlable now. Modric & snj. United need 2 bust dat mildfild

  98. victor alabi

    Jun 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I prefer modric past sneijer.

  99. Abdi fatah

    Jun 15, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Viva modric

  100. DOMINIC

    Jun 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

    go 4 sneijder

  101. Wise

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I prefer Eriksen + Strootman + j martinez+ Llorente or Dzagoev

  102. jay

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

    utd missed the boat when they didnt get sneijder as part of the ronaldo deal from real. real sold him to inter for next to nothing. utd could of had him then as part of deal. not only would it made sense as he is world class. they would have also had him at the years before his prime

  103. sneijder

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

    i think player like Rooney needs good attacking midfielder like Wesley sneijder N its not about that he never played in epl its about what experience he got anys i think if we get Sneider we can win alot of cups c’me on guys pick Sneijder

  104. sunskid

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    i think united need both!!!cus we ar sellin out Anderson and fletcher avin injurry…..singing the two great players will be good.

  105. Quinton

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Modric is d man 4 united saf pls buy him leav old man snd

  106. Pat Oba

    Jun 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Any of the two is good enough to be a United.

  107. Abdulfatah hassan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I prefer luka modrich,he is better thn sniejer,the momentum of the games we saw in the euro of 2012 sniejar he is ful of disappontment

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