Former Manchester United defender Zeki Fryers has finally spoken on why he left Manchester United and why his move to Tottenham failed to materialise.
The left back joined Belgium side Standard Liege this summer after failing to agree a new contract with United, joining Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison in an exodus away from Old Trafford of 2011 FAYC winning starlets.
A move to Tottenham was mooted and he even appeared for their reserves during the summer but ultimately he headed to Belgium, claiming United priced him out of a move to the North London club.
Speaking to Four Four Two, Manchester born Fryers said:
“United offered a three years contract but I rejected the offer.
“Spurs were interested but the fee [Manchester United requested] was too much. Then Standard Liege arrived with a good opportunity for me to play regular games and get experience.
“I thought it was the right time for me to leave and get experience playing in good league. I made the right decision for me.”
Fryers had started hovering around the first team, having made appearances in the Carling Cup, but wasn’t sure that he would have been afforded chances even with Patrice Evra’s dip in form.
With Fabio going out on loan and his departure, Sir Alex signed Alex Buttner but Fryers doesn’t feel that had he stayed, United wouldn’t have still dipped into the market to strengthen in his position anyway, claiming that he was likely to head out on loan too:
“I feel the club would have still brought in a left back because there was talk of me and Fabio going on loan.”