Tottenham signing Zeki Fryers felt 'direspected' by Manchester United
Left-back turned down a contract at Old Trafford
Tottenham signing Zeki Fryers felt 'direspected' by the offer of a £1,500-a-week contract to remain at Manchester United, report the Daily Mail.
Fryers left Old Trafford in the summer and immediately began training with Tottenham, however a disagreement over compensation with Manchester United meant he failed to complete a transfer to White Hart Lane.
Instead he joined Standard Liege, but after just six months with the Belgian club, he signed for the north London side in what is understood to be a £3m deal.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is furious about the move, claiming foul play and asking for an investigation.
"I’m disappointed in Tottenham, I really am," said the United manager. "I think it’s a blatant manipulation of the situation. They tried to buy him at the end of last season and we couldn’t agree terms.
"They took him on trial and to Portugal with the Tottenham squad and came back and said they couldn’t afford him. All of a sudden he signs for Standard Liege and when I heard that I expected him to go to Tottenham in January.
"The Premier League should stop the registration until they examine it. There will be a trail, mobile phones (records) or something. It’s obvious to me."
Despite Ferguson's protestations, Fryers is unlikely to have any sympathy with the United boss according to the Daily Mail report, which claims the left-back felt under-valued at Old Trafford.
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