Finished At United

Last updated : 23 August 2007 By Editor

"For me it is bad because my hope was to negotiate my transfer to Liverpool.

"This is not a war and I am not being anti-United. I only wanted to defend my right to search for another club without restriction. But I have to consider that my stay at United is finished.

"My fight is for the freedom to negotiate with any club. United never wanted me to leave for one of the big clubs, but this anti-Liverpool clause is incredible.

"But to leave for another European club? I am tired about rumours linking me with France, Italy and Spain. I have never spoken with clubs in these countries, because in my head the only option has been Liverpool.

"The decision reached by the Premier League is a painful one. But my lawyers are still searching for a solution. I have instructed them to try to reach an agreement with United, one that is favourable to all parties."