Date: 13th July 2009 at 3:05pm
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Despite Tevez’s constant public whining, despite his allegations against Sir Alex, despite his constant slating of the club, the boss did not descend to his level. Sir Alex revealed that he had expected Tevez to leave since January.

‘Maybe in January because I spoke to him and gave him an offer, I think it was on Inter Milan night and he never came back to me.

‘I rang him on holiday, texted him twice and he never got back to me, so he had made his mind up.

‘But he was a good player and he did well for us. It was a good arrangement for two years where we could assess the situation and he assessed us and he obviously wanted to go somewhere else and we wish him well.’


That’s how a parting should be conducted, dear Carlos. With all your talk about respect, in this case only one party showed that – and it wasn’t you.