Last updated : 05 January 2004 By Editor
Sir Alex was quoted in the Mail on Sunday:

'We are interested in him. Nothing's been finalised but we
hope to do business with PSV.'

Robben’s father, who is also his agent, has said that a move
in the summer is the more likely outcome:

"Arjen is very interested in joining Manchester United, but
I don't think it will happen in January because Arjen is
definite he wants to play this season for PSV," said Hans

Meanwhile Robben’s mother, Marjo, has ruled out the
possibility of a move to Real Madrid:

“The things he thinks about when he has to make the final
decision on his new club is who is the manager, how does he
work with the players, will he have a chance to compete with
the current players in the squad and what is the club
culture like.

“Those things mean more to my son than any kind of money.
Look at Real Madrid. What would be the point of signing for
them? He would arrive in a squad full of big names and big
stars, where the president swaps his top names every summer
like second hand cars. Every year he brings in more and more
big name players. That does not appeal to us.”