Tevez Hits Back At Fergie Claims
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the club failed to follow up on the loan move for Carlos Tevez after the striker claimed he was set to retire in four years.
The Argentine failed to secure a permanent move to Old Trafford after spending two successful seasons at the club. The failed move paved the way for local rivals Manchester City to sign the player for an astonishing £35million and landing Tevez with wages in excess if £150,000 a week.
The Scot claimed the money involved didn’t justify any resale value leaving their neighbours to sign the forward. Ferguson said:
“He told us at the time of negotiations that he was only going to play for four more years, so if we had signed him on a five-year contract knowing that he was going to quit in four years’ time, there is no re-sale value for us.”
However, the want-away forward has distanced himself from Fergie’s comments and claims he still could play another eight years of professional football.
“At no time did he discuss retiring with the Manchester United management and Mr Ferguson has not mentioned this at any time before,” a spokesman for Tevez said.
“In fact Carlos feels he is capable of playing for a further eight years and though he has been in the form of his life, he feels he is only going to get better in the coming years.”
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