Cardiff chairman Ridsdale: Man Utd are disappointed
"I believe we handled the situation as well as it could be handled," said Ridsdale.
"We had a detailed chat and there is no bad vibe, none whatsoever. I kept Manchester United informed at every moment.
"They were the first to make a £5million offer, but I told them at the time that if any other clubs came in at an identical level, they would also be given permission for talks with Aaron.