Date: 11th August 2009 at 7:58pm
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OK, I don’t know about you but for me Charlie Nicholas never seemed to be a man with a real knack for predictions and all. However, his latest word on Tevez is spot on, I must say.

All summer we’ve had to listen to pundits claiming how we got weaker without Tevez who scored five league goals in 16 starts (and 13 substitute appearances) last season. We were told Fergie had made a big mistake by letting him go, that he should have splashed 25,5M on a player who scored, I repeat, FIVE league goals last season. But Charlie Nicholas disagrees.

‘Don’t get me wrong, he [Tevez] is a very good player, but for £25million he doesn’t promise a very good goal return,” Nicholas told Sky.

“He’s not a magnificent creator either. He’s got great enthusiasm, great ability, great endeavour, but he’s someone who needs a balanced side that he can go and operate within.

“For £25million, I think Sir Alex Ferguson said it… where’s the value? I can understand why fans like him, but in hard facts where’s the value?”

It’s as simple as that. The major surprise is not that we let him go but that the club made an offer for him – despite a promising first season, he’s been exposed as the limited footballer he is. It would have been a horrible mistake to waste so much money on him. We got the best out of the guy, now let him rot on City’s bench.