Thank You And Goodbye, Carlitos
Carlos Tevez spoke of his disappointment about this season and of why he doesn't expect to remain a Manchester United player beyond the summer. It looks like a parting of the ways is inevitable.
'I am very sad about this but I guess what I'm saying is goodbye,' her told the News of the World.
'I don't think I'll be a United player next season. I've done everything I possibly can but they have never made me an offer or given me a contract.
'I have not been treated as a member of the family. The fans treat me like family but United have not signed me so they don't respect me as a footballer.'
Carlos, Carlos - what's all this drama good for? United, clearly, think you're not as good as your price tag suggests and won't splash the cash on a striker who scored 3 Premier League goals in 16 starts and 10 substitute appearances...
For all his magnificent attitude, which we'll sorely miss, Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney both attempted more tackles, both made more successful tackles and both claimed more successful interceptions. On average, too, so not only because they played more games...
We'll miss your effort, your attitude, your honesty, Carlitos. It is true we respect you, even like you but with all the good will in the world I cannot say anyting else that in terms of quality you are obviously behind Rooney, Ronaldo and Berbatov. And for the Ł30m quoted we can sign a better striker...
I am now resigned to losing Tevez and my only plea to him is this: I know he wants to stay in the UK but please, don't go to Liverpool. That would immediately destroy your standing with the fans. With any other team, you'll get a standing ovation when you'll step out at Old Trafford but in the shirt of Liverpool you'll be treated as the worst traitor ever. Look up 'Gabriel Heinze', if you don't understand.
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