Carlos Tevez has expressed his surprise at the reaction he received from United supporters at this weekend’s Manchester derby. The Argentinian was roundly jeered by United fans unhappy at the striker’s switch from Old Trafford to Manchester City this summer.
Tevez moved to City in a deal worth between £25.5 million and £47 million depending on various reports, but the striker then accused manager Sir Alex Ferguson of disrespecting him and denied that United had made him a contract offer, in direct contradiction of earlier statements.
“I must admit I did believe I would get a different reception from the United supporters,” Tevez told the Daily Mail.
“Initially everything was positive and I was greeted by my former team-mates and United staff without any problems at all.
“But as soon as I entered the field the atmosphere was very different. It was hard to take because previously I was always wanted by those people.”
It’s a claim of quite staggering stupidity from the former Boca Juniors and West Ham player, who had said prior to the game that he expected a good reception from the United supporters. United fans welcomed Tevez to Manchester, with a banner outlining the club’s major trophies. City hasn’t won a competition since they beat Newcastle United to win the 1976 League Cup.