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Dunne accuses Man City over exit

Richard Dunne
Dunne feels he was not told the truth by Man City

Richard Dunne has accused Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook of trying to sell him behind his back.

Dunne, 29, moved to Aston Villa on transfer deadline day after nine years at City but was disappointed with the manner of his departure.

"From June I was getting calls saying Garry Cook has been trying to sell me behind my back," claimed Dunne.

"I've been honest with them - they should have been the same with me rather than doing it behind my back."

Dunne, who is on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, said he had gone to Cook earlier in the year and told him if he had any problems to come and deal with him directly.

He added: "I'm disappointed with people who say one thing and then completely do the other.

"Garry Cook has come in and he doesn't really understand football. All he wants is big-money players. He doesn't understand the core of the club and where it begins.

"I'm not a baby, I'm not going to cry just because the club want to sell me. I don't mind, just don't do it behind my back."


City spent £118m in the summer transfer window on the likes of Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure and Joleon Lescott.

But they told Dunne they had to sell him, for a fee of £6m, to balance the books.

"They told me they have a certain amount of money they have to recoup each season to make things look better on the books," said the defender.

"I could understand if I was getting sold for 200m euros but it was a bit strange really.

"It just needed people to be honest with me, there were a lot of things going on throughout the summer."

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Transfer deadline day as it happened
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Lescott completes Man City move
25 Aug 09 |  Man City
Man City sign Brazilian Sylvinho
24 Aug 09 |  Man City
Tevez completes move to Man City
14 Jul 09 |  Man City
Adebayor finalises Man City move
18 Jul 09 |  Man City
Man City complete Santa Cruz deal
22 Jun 09 |  Man City
Man City snap up Barry for 12m
02 Jun 09 |  Man City
Dunne signs new Man City contract
04 Jul 08 |  Man City

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