Carlos Tevez joined Man City over 'disrespect' and wouldn't have stayed at Man Utd for any salary, Rio Ferdinand reveals | The Sun
CARLOS TEVEZ would not have stayed at Manchester United for any salary, claims Rio Ferdinand.
The now retired forward played at Old Trafford for two years before leaving the club and switching over to join local rivals Manchester City.
But Ferdinand has explained why this came to be, with the former United captain revealing Tevez refused to sign a new contract after he felt the club disrespected him.
He told William Hill: "Tevez wanted to sign a contract for Man United well before that.
"(But) Man United delayed and didn't come to him and he thought… and said 'you know what you disrespected me and no matter what you offer me I'm not signing.'
"And I remember the then chairman David Gill asking me to ring him and to speak to him and his agent and tell him the club want to sign you.
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"His agent said to me: 'Rio it doesn't matter what money they offer he won't sign, he feels he's been disrespected and that's it.'"
Tevez spent two successful years at United on loan from West Ham between 2007 and 2009, scoring 34 goals and contributing 13 assists as he helped win two Premier League titles and the Champions League.
However, he then did what many perceived to be the ultimate betrayal and joined City, with the infamous 'Welcome to Manchester' being whipped up for his arrival in the blue half of the city.
The Argentine was in the team which won the club's first-ever title in 2012, and in his time at City he scored 73 goals and 35 assists in his 148 appearances.
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After leaving City in 2013, Tevez joined Italian side Juventus and stayed there for a further two years.
He then re-joined boyhood club Boca Juniors and joined Shanghai Shenhua for a short stint before retiring with Boca in 2021.
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