Sam Wardrop admits he didn’t see eye to eye with Robbie Neilson but that won’t stop him from wishing Dundee United well in the Premiership next season.
The former Tangerines defender is looking for a new club after leaving Tannadice at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Wardrop, 22, endured a serious cruciate injury which kept him out of action for a whole year as gaffer Neilson plotted a path back to Scotland’s top-flight.
The ex-Celtic kid, signed by Csaba Laszlo two years ago, hopes they take the Premiership by storm.
Wardrop said: “Everyone manager has their own preference and a different opinion on you.
“When the new manager (Neilson) came in, he made it clear he didn’t want me and asked me to leave.
“Then three or four weeks later, I did my knee. It felt like a double-whammy.
“So I was now at a place where I knew the manager didn’t want me and now I had done my knee.
“It was a difficult situation but the boys in the dressing-room at Dundee United were really excellent.
“They really supported me. It made it a lot easier and made me feel more comfortable.
“My team-mates were accepting of me even if the manager might not have been.
“Overall, I’ve not got a bad word to say about the club though and hopefully they can do well next season. They deserve to be back where they are.”