Cammy Bell has hit out at Dundee United for putting him up for sale on social media - but insists Tannadice boss Ray McKinnon remains on his friends list.

United raised eyebrows last week when they took to Twitter to announce Bell had been transfer listed and it irked the goalkeeper, who felt the move left him open to ridicule.

The 30-year-old eventually agreed a deal to cut his ties with the Tayside outfit and has since returned to former club Kilmarnock.

"It just got a little bit messy and I wasn't best pleased," he admitted. "I actually said to the club [United] that I felt it had been handled poorly with the Twitter thing.

"I don't think anything should have come public from myself or from them.

"I was disappointed to be honest that it ended like that.

"But it's in the past now. I didn't leave with any bad blood. I had a great time there and enjoyed it.

"I'm still good friends with the manager. We shook hands when I left and I wished them all the best."

Bell is now back at the club where he started his career before making his 2013 switch to Rangers.

However, he faces a battle to claim the number one jersey at Rugby Park after boss Lee McCulloch announced he would be staying loyal to Jamie MacDonald.

There has been suggestions that McCulloch might try to placate Bell in the meantime by handing him a starting slot in the club's cup games.

But the former Scotland international admits he has no idea if he will be between the posts when Killie take on Celtic in Tuesday night's Betfred Cup showdown at Parkhead.

"I'll be perfectly honest and say I don't know if I'll be in the team for (Tuesday)," he confessed. "But I do know I will have to fight for my place.

"Jamie is a very good goalkeeper and a great guy as well and I know it's competition that brings the best out in people.

"When I was last here it took me a long time to dislodge Alan Combe so it's nothing new to me. I just have to prove to the manager I'm good enough to play every week.

"I wouldn't have signed for the club if I didn't think I could become the number one. I know it won't be easy but it's up to me to put pressure on Jamie.

"All the manager has told me is that he wants competition for places and if I do end up getting the shirt, it's up to me to keep it.

"I know I'm not here just to be a number two and that's all I needed to hear."