Wesley Sneijder has revealed his former club Inter Milan denied him a move to Manchester United and rejected a €20million offer.
The Holland international has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford for the past two summers, but the deal never materialised and he has now joined Galatasaray.
Sneijder claims he was desperate to go and play under Sir Alex Ferguson but Inter Milan did not want him to leave.
Then he revealed that he refused a request by the San Siro club to lower his wages and was forced to watch from the sidelines.
“Manchester United had offered €20m for me and the club rejected it," he told Fanatik.
"I wanted to go to United but Inter didn't let me. And then, they asked me to lower my wage. I didn't accept it.
"That's why they put me on the stands for three months. I've experienced problems with the presidents both at Real Madrid and Inter."
Sneijder’s falling out with Inter meant he was inevitably going to leave the Serie A club and Manchester United were once again linked with signing him.
His subsequent agreement to move to Turkey would indicate Sir Alex Ferguson either no longer wanted him or the Premier League leaders were unwilling to match the Galatasaray offer.
Sneijder has been joined in Istanbul by Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, whom also experienced contract difficulties at his former club, Shanghai Shenhua.