Sneijder plays down Manchester United links

The Dutchman has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and the Red Devils' midfield struggles have sparked fresh talk, but he insists he is happy with Galatasaray
Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder has distanced himself from reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Sneijder has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and United's midfield struggles this season have sparked fresh talk of the Dutchman joining the Premier League champions.

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But speaking in the aftermath of Galatasaray's dramatic 1-0 win over Juventus that saw them qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Sneijder was keen to play down the reports.

He told NOS: "I know just as much as you. I don't even read the newspapers, but I've heard about the reports. At the moment it isn't an issue, but every time the transfer window is open, I get linked with all kind of clubs.

"Sometimes it's frustrating, because I have to clarify it with the fans. Here in Turkey, the supporters are very emotional. They have a lot of passion and I don't want to explain things that I don't know about.

"Again, I know just as much as you do. I feel very good at Gala, and I'm glad we're through in the Champions League. You'll never know, but at this point I'm happy here."