Argentinean won’t be winning any truth telling contests
We at The Spoiler have a soft spot for Carlos Tevez – how could you not love a man who dances like this and makes adverts like this?
The Manchester Utd fans who pleaded with Alex Ferguson to “sign him up” at the end of the season, however, do not feel quite the same way this morning. Not only has the striker joined their closest rivals, but he has raised a few eyebrows by claiming the United gaffer spoke with him only once during his time at Old Trafford:
“I was there for two years and Sir Alex never called or sent any text messages in that time.
“The only time he talked to me was after a match against Roma to discuss a situation about going to play for Argentina. It doesn’t seem that this is the way to treat a player in two years at the club. It doesn’t seem there is a line of communication.”
Aware of the sudden stench of lies and bitterness, The Spoiler immediately set about disproving this claim. We struck gold when we consulted our friends at Republik of Mancunia, who have compiled a list of Tevez quotes that suggest he is vastly exaggerating the lack of communication:
April 2nd 2009
“From the moment I arrived, he has treated me with respect as a person. His greatest quality is that, for him, there are no star players – everyone is equal, whether they cost many millions or are a young player who hasn’t played many times for the team. When I see him work he reminds me of Carlos Bianchi, who was my coach at Boca Juniors in Argentina. Both have had a big influence on my career, and both know how to treat people.”
January 4th 2009
“We have not started talks with Manchester United yet, though I am keen to stay. Sir Alex Ferguson has told me he wants me to remain a United player and that is certainly my desire too. My contract ends in the summer and we have agreed to sit down at the end of the season and discuss a new contract, nothing I have heard from the club suggests it will be otherwise. There is simply no reason to sit down now. I have a great relationship with Sir Alex and I hope that will continue long into the future.”
December 16th 2008
“We have been talking about it and everything is very advanced, as a consequence I think it will be sorted soon. I feel respected by my team-mates and by the staff.”
Would you care to explain your change of tune, Carlitos?