Ferguson has cleared up talk of United being interested in Sneijder, who helped Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan to a historic treble in 2009-10, and says there was never any validity to the persistent speculation.
"That's come up a lot of times but we were never interested in Sneijder," he told the UTD Podcast when asked about players who were heavily linked with a switch but never transferred.
"I don't know where that came from but you get a lot of them."
Instead, legendary English midfielder Paul Gascoigne was who Ferguson desperately wanted to become a Red Devil.
"I'm not saying he didn't have a good career but he would have had a better career with us," the 13-time Premier League winning manager explained of the "absolutely fantastic player," before explaining why he would fit in at Old Trafford.
"We had Geordies in our squad like [Bryan] Robson, [Steve] Bruce plus Bobby Charlton."
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