Standard Liege fullback Zeki Fryers doesn't regret shock Man Utd exit

Standard Liege defender Zeki Fryers has no regrets leaving Manchester United this season. Fryers has explained why he shocked the club and gave up his Reds future.

Standard Liege defender Zeki Fryers has no regrets leaving Manchester United this season.

Fryers has explained why he shocked the club and gave up his Reds future.

“United offered a three-year contract but I rejected the offer,” he told the Manchester Evening News. “Spurs were interested but the fee was too much. Then Standard Liege arrived with a good opportunity for me to play regular games and get experience.

“I thought it was the right time for me to leave and get experience playing in a good league. You never know what will happen in football, but I made the right decision for me.

“I feel the club would have still brought in a left-back because there was talk of me and Fabio going on loan.

“For me, every game is more experience. It is a new challenge for me but I think I’m doing well as far as now. The Belgian League is different, but there is a lot of quality. It has developed some great players that are now in the Premier League.

“Standard Liege is a top club in Belgium who want to be in the top three every year. We are not doing so well at the moment but are getting better. With the play-off system, the end of the season is the most important period.

“It is important to play different styles of football, but it is also a big challenge as you need to adapt to living in another country and the way they play.

“My first goal is to grow as a player, not to get international recognition directly. In football, everything changes very quickly.

“Today I’m at Standard in the first year of my contract (he signed a two-year deal) and I want it to be as good as possible. Maybe after that I can go one step higher.”

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