Maarten Stekelenburg admits he'd be 'insane' to snub Manchester United

18 May 2011 12:17
ShareHolland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has admitted he would be 'insane' if he did not want to play for Manchester United, but insists the only offer he currently has on the table is to stay at Ajax.

With Edwin van der Sar due to retire at the end of the season, the man who replaced him in the Dutch national team has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Come-and-get-me plea: Stekelenburg says he'd be 'insane' to turn down a move to United

After celebrating claiming the Eredivisie title with Ajax on Sunday - during which he echoed Sergio Ramos by dropping the trophy - Stekelenburg said he is considering a new contract offer from the Amsterdammers, but admitted he would like to hear from United.

'I have received a fantastic offer from Ajax which is under consideration,' he told NUsport magazine. 'There has been nothing else, zero. Maybe because I have been injured.'

But he added: 'Anybody who does not want to play for Manchester United would be insane.'

Early bath: Stekelenburg (second left) celebrates after Ajax secured their 30th league title

Stekelenburg has one year left to run on his contract at the Amsterdam ArenA, but says he is in no rush to finalise his future as he waits to see if other offers materialise.

'I wanted to see how things develop,' he said. 'Nothing has happened, so I will talk with Ajax. I have had a fantastic time here and I have great respect for the board.

'I have always been treated very well. They have made a fantastic offer, and a second meeting is scheduled. But it has to do with whether anything else might come my way.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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