Fergie bites back at Veron
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
One of Chelsea's new summer acquisitions has said that Ferguson did not keep him informed over developments of his move to Stamford Bridge.
The former Lazio man blasted the Old Trafford boss by saying that he kept him in the dark over his move to West London.
However, Ferguson insists that he told Veron all about the negotiations about his move to Claudio Ranieri's side, and is shocked at his outburst.
"Seba knew all along what was happening, so to say I was two-faced about it is a disgrace," Ferguson told the Manchester Evening News.
"I spoke to him a few days after we started pre-season training and explained that we had accepted a bid from Chelsea because I knew we would have an embarrassment of numbers in midfield.
"At that stage he shook my hand and everything was fine. Then Chelsea said they couldn't pay the £15million we had originally agreed and wouldn't follow through with the offer.
"His agent was still talking to Chelsea down in London and the day before we were due to leave for America, Seba came and took all his stuff away from the training ground.
"We had to telephone him and tell him he was still a Manchester United player."