'Daniel Levy pulled Manchester United's pants down' - That was our perhaps crass take on the Zeki Fryers transfer, but no doubt about it, Tottenham did a number on United with this one.
Now an angry Sir Alex Ferguson has had his say on the transfer and it may have the Spurs hierarchy rushing back to their offices and scrambling for their computers.
United of course could have earned up to £6 million at a Premier League tribunal had Fryers joined Spurs directly from United, but instead received nothing.
Here's the juicy bits from Sir Alex's comments, which you can read in full here on United's official site.
"First of all, I think we should register our discontent in it. To me, I think it's a blatant manipulation of the rules. It's a Daniel Levy deal. You know, it's his fingerprints all over it. It's the kind of thing we expected he was going to do.
"I think the league should look into it. I think the registration should be stopped until they investigate it thoroughly. There's bound to be a trail, either mobile phones or e-mails, that could give you the full story of it."
If United complain, which it appears they have every intention of doing, the Premier League will have to respond in some way.
Tottenham and Levy will quickly be rushing to their computers and deleting their e-mails right now if they did conspire to manipulate the system all along, and getting their best IT experts to cover up any trace of them and any phone records.
Perhaps they should thank Ferguson for spoiling the element of surprise and warning them exactly how he was hoping to get Tottenham 'done' for their possible actions.
It's truthfully a lost cause, the most the league will do is fine Spurs or ban Fryers from playing for a short while- but he'll likely be with Tottenham's reserves till the rest of the season in any case so even that won't do any harm; United should probably just accept they lost this one.
What do you think of Ferguson's comments, do Spurs have anything to worry about?
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