"We felt £1.5m guaranteed plus £500,000 if we go up was more than enough.
"If they think they're going to get £3m plus for him then they're living in cloud cuckoo land.
"If they are doing this to create an auction then it's going to back-fire because we've moved on to other targets now ".
United signed veteran midfielder Gary Flitcroft yesterday on a free transfer from Blackburn Rovers. He goes straight into the squad to face Alan Lee's Ipswich tomorrow.