Arjen Robben has hailed his Holland team-mate Wesley Sneijder as the best player in the world - and claimed he is the only player who can replace Paul Scholes at Manchester United.
Reports have linked Inter Milan midfielder Sneijder with a move to Old Trafford, although he himself has insisted he intends stay at the San Siro. But Robben said he is the ideal player to inherit the mantle of 35-year-old Scholes.
The Bayern Munich winger told the Daily Star Sunday: "Sneijder for me is the best player in the world over the last 12 months. (Lionel) Messi is clearly a fantastic talent but it's almost too easy to say he is the best now."
He added: "I personally think there is a very good chance he will join Man United.
"I am a big admirer of Paul Scholes, he is one of the best players of his generation and I honestly think Sneijder is the only player in the world capable of replacing him."