Carlos Tevez on the reasons for leaving Manchester United: Ferguson was to blame

‘I didn’t have to think about it too much because I was angry with Ferguson'

by Sead Dedovic
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Carlos Tevez on the reasons for leaving Manchester United: Ferguson was to blame

Carlos Tevez disappointed Manchester United fans after he decided to leave the club and join the city rival - Manchester City. Although he suffered criticism all these years and did not react to it, the Argentine finally decided to reveal the real truth, and the reasons why he decided to do so; ‘I didn’t have to think about it too much because I was angry with Ferguson,’ Tevez told ESPN, as quoted by metro.co.uk ‘As a coach he’s a phenomenon, he was at a club like United for such a long time.

But I had a situation with him.' Tevez felt that he was not respected enough in the club and did not know what would happen. All this influenced his decision to go to Manchester City. ‘(He told me) we’re going to buy you, but I’m going to bring [Dimitar] Berbatov.

Don’t worry, I’m going to bring him to compete with you. But we’re going to talk to your agent to agree on the contract and the transfer. (But) they didn’t call my agent, nothing. Time was passing. They started to want to lower my price.

I was performing every time I came on and people started to shout my name. It was a year-long process of eating it up.’

Carlos Tevez and Abu Dhabi

Carlos Tevez was not satisfied with the treatment and decided immediately after the 2009 final to go to Abu Dhabi and arrange everything with the Sheiks.

“I had more or less agreed with the Sheikh that after the game, I would take a private plane, go with my family to Abu Dhabi to meet him and to settle the contract with City, all before the final with United. It was like a dagger for him (Ferguson).

And for me too, because I loved United. But for me he didn’t deliver all year, he made me suffer. It hurt me a lot, because I loved United. I loved playing at Old Trafford, for me it was like the Bombonera, it gave me that feeling.

Then the Sheikh came, they told me they wanted me to be the flag bearer of City, he presented me with the project of what the club is today and that’s it”.

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