Even though Liverpool have matched United´s £6.8million asking price for the 29-year-old defender, the Red Devils are refusing to sell, and there has been a suggestion that the Premier League might be asked to mediate in the matter.
However, Ferguson does not believe any third-party involvement will affect the Old Trafford club´s position and, when informed the Premier League may trigger negotiations, he laughed: "That will take years."
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