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 join 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, and Ferguson said: "I am disappointed in Tottenham. 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."
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