Search

Manchester United boss sees red over Fryers deal

07:40 05 January 2013

Zeki Fryers, Manchester United. Picture: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS

Zeki Fryers, Manchester United. Picture: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called on the Premier League to block Zeki Fryers’ move to Tottenham and launch a full investigation into his departure from Standard Liege.

Fryers came through United’s academy and made six appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. However, he refused to sign a long-term contract, allowing Tottenham to step in.

Yet the anticipated deal failed to materialise last summer as the Premier League rivals were unable to agree a compensation package.

It left Fryers free to sign for any club in Europe for no fee and he subsequently joined Belgian outfit Standard Liege on a two-year deal in August.

However, it has come as no surprise to Ferguson that Fryers should now join Tottenham at the first available opportunity, and he is not happy about it.

“I am disappointed in Tottenham,” said Ferguson.

“It is a blatant manipulation of the situation. They tried to buy him from us at the end of last season but we couldn’t agree terms. Then they took him on trial, came back from Portugal and said they couldn’t afford him.

“All of a sudden he signed for Standard Liege but I expected him to go to Tottenham in the January window.

“The league should look into it. They should stop the registration until they examine it. There will be a trail. Either mobile phones or something. It is obvious to me.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 07:15
Brian Talbot (4) scores Arsenal's first goal in the 1979 FA Cup final

Former Arsenal FA Cup winner Brian Talbot has urged the holders on to further Wembley glory – starting with a comprehensive win over Reading on Saturday.

Thu, 13:09
Middlesex bowler Tom Helm. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Fast bowler Tom Helm believes this is the year for him to lose the ‘promising youngster’ tag at Middlesex.

Thu, 12:00
Harry Kane in action against Fiorentina in this season's Europa League at White Hart Lane

Tottenham blogger Sarah Bassett says there is little guarantee that a season without European football would push Spurs into the Champions League spots next campaign, and she feels the club should take every chance to win silverware.

Thu, 08:00
Saracens' Brad Barritt

Saracens have been dealt a timely boost ahead of Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final, with England centre Brad Barritt back in action after a five-week lay-off.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder