Heinze left United for Real Madrid after failing to force a move from the Red Devils to Liverpool.
“I have no problem with Gaby,” Ferguson told ESPN. “He was badly advised in my opinion. He [Heinze’s agent] engineered a situation to try and trick David Gill, which we then proved it was of no foundation. So we stopped his agent’s attempts to get him to Liverpool. He appealed and they lost it unanimously and Gaby moved on to Real Madrid.
“He was a fantastic player for us, a warrior and in three years with us he did very well.”