Ferguson backs Gibson as Sunderland deal hits the buffers
Alex Ferguson says Darron Gibson has been left in limbo after suitors Sunderland 'moved the goalposts'.
Sunderland made an offer of around €13.5m to United for Gibson, Wes Brown and John O'Shea earlier in the transfer window.
Since then Brown and O'Shea have completed their moves to the club.
However, Gibson's switch to the Stadium of Light has come unstuck.
"He was at the point of going to Sunderland and somewhere along the line, I don't know exactly when, I think Sunderland moved the goalposts'', claimed Ferguson.
"I suppose their job is to try and save money. From what I can gather, they gave him an offer and then changed it. That annoyed Darren and I think he's quite right.
"If you can't trust them on day one why wait until day two?"
Gibson, who was eligible to play for Northern Ireland but chose the Republic instead, was left behind when United headed off on their Asian tour, so that he could complete the deal.