Last updated : 19 January 2004 By Editor
United had demanded £2m to cover the alleged poaching of
Peter Kenyon by Chelsea but a Premier League inquiry decided
that we deserved no more than £215,000.

The £2million was to cover the loss of Kenyon and also
safeguard against a potential breach of confidential and
sensitive knowledge regarding transfer targets and other
strategic planning information.

However the inquiry pointed to the immediate appointment of
David Gill as proof that the defection hadn’t hurt United as
much as they made out, and the amount Chelsea pay us will
only cover the wages we paid Kenyon while he was on
‘gardening leave.’