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A Long Goodbye To Carlos Tevez

In October, I would have urged the club to open negotiations with Carlos Tevez and MSI and sign the Argentinian up on a permanent deal. Tevez did well in his first season, scoring important goals and though his all-round football wasn't better than average I was certain he would improve.

Now it's April and now I can't see Carlos Tevez having a future at the club. In a difficult economic climate we simply cannot afford to pay 20m for him. And he's starting to realise this, too.

'I have many offers, not only from Spain: I need to see which club I can go to and what can be done. We must not only consider the money, I also have to ensure my family feel comfortable, especially my daughter. So I have a lot to think about.'

'There are many players and they all need to play but I have not lost my place because of what I did when I played. I have not played in important matches. The 'clasico' against Chelsea, I did not play. Those are the games that I like to play in.'


I see what he means but the fact is that Tevez started both games against Liverpool and he was involved in 44 games this season: only Vidic, O'Shea and Ronaldo had more. Even Van der Sar played only 41! Granted, 'only' 31 of these were starts - but that's as much as Rooney or Carrick managed and only one less than Berbatov's tally.

Carlitos' Premier League performance is the most pitiful: 3 goals in 16 starts is plainly horrible. Berba's 8 goal in 25 starts is positively brilliant compared to the Argentinian - and he's claimed 9 assists as well...

So let's face it: Carlos Tevez offered nothing but dedication and hard work. While these are qualities which are admirable and which must be appreciated, they are not the most important characteristics of a top striker. His pace and technique have not improved since last season: it got worse instead, despite having a proper pre-season this time. Splashing out 20 million pounds would be an awful risk - a risk we cannot afford.

It looks like the last month of the season will be a long goodbye for Carlos Tevez. I hope he'll say farewell in style, maybe with a winner in the Champions League final.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 22 2009

Time: 4:39PM

Your Comments

agreed...the way he played in the last few weeks you could see that he realises its the end for him at united....it is sad as we all loved his effort but as i think i said before i watched a bit of spanish league and aguero was doing similar running as him and stuff but he was a much more accurate striker....and i think we need a good finisher
ibrahiy
agreed...the way he played in the last few weeks you could see that he realises its the end for him at united....it is sad as we all loved his effort but as i think i said before i watched a bit of spanish league and aguero was doing similar running as him and stuff but he was a much more accurate striker....and i think we need a good finisher
ibrahiy
I'd take Tevez over Berbatov any day. Come on to Chelsea, Carlos.
RadioactiveD
I'd take Tevez over Berbatov any day. Come on to Chelsea, Carlos.
RadioactiveD
I just hope that if we let tevez go(which seems very likely) that we have someone else that would be a good replacement.....i feel the young ones aren't ready yet and berba hasn't shown enough consistency....
ibrahiy
I just hope that if we let tevez go(which seems very likely) that we have someone else that would be a good replacement.....i feel the young ones aren't ready yet and berba hasn't shown enough consistency....
ibrahiy
RadioactiveD, yes, agree totally. Love Tevez; not convinced with Berbatov. Rooney seems to like playing with Tevez, and those two were brilliant together last season. I'd far rather see Berbatov go than Tevez. I really hope he stays.
Man utd champions
RadioactiveD, yes, agree totally. Love Tevez; not convinced with Berbatov. Rooney seems to like playing with Tevez, and those two were brilliant together last season. I'd far rather see Berbatov go than Tevez. I really hope he stays.
Man utd champions
 

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