Michael Tonge has welcomed Sheffield United's compensation victory over West Ham in the Carlos Tevez affair.
Tonge is focusing his attention on new club Stoke City after leaving the Blades in August but has welcomed sanctions against the Hammers - which could yet lead to a pay-out for the United players who suffered relegation in 2007.
"I am not entirely sure what's going on with the West Ham thing. I am a Stoke City player now and I am trying to help us do well this season," Tonge told the Sentinel.
"But my thoughts on the Sheffield United-West Ham thing are that if the club is paid then that is basically saying something was wrong. They wouldn't be giving them £30m for nothing.
"Sheffield United lost out, as did the players, and so did a lot of people. Time will tell what will happen, but it was a messy situation which should have been sorted out some time ago.
"They tried to brush it under the carpet, but it is only right for the game and those involved that this shouldn't happen."