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Man Utd explain Ljajic withdrawal

04 Dec 2009 12:25:55

Man Utd explain Ljajic withdrawal

Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan says the decision not to sign Partizan Belgrade midfielder Adem Ljajic was not down to finance issues.United had an agreement in place with the Serbian club for the 18-year-old to join the Old Trafford club in January. But United pulled out of the £10m deal with Phelan citing work permit issues while Partizan say it is because of a "financial crisis" at the club. "I don't think money is an issue," admitted Phelan. "We made a tentative approac.... read more


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