Tevez: My United career died on the day Fergie signed Berba from Spurs
26 June 2009 06:05
Carlos Tevez has admitted that he knew his Manchester United career was over last summer.
The Argentina striker has walked out on the Barclays Premier League champions and is set to choose Manchester City ahead of offers from Chelsea and one other club, believed to be Barcelona.
Tevez, who joined United in 2007 after a season with West Ham, claimshis days at Old Trafford were numbered when Sir Alex Ferguson signedDimitar Berbatov from Tottenham for £30.75million.
'I am not sure where I am going to play, but I know for sure that will not be at United," Tevez told TyC Sports TV station.
'When I arrived I had to fight for a place like any other player. My first season was good. I was a starter or a substitute, but I respected that.
'But in my second year, after the match against Liverpool, the coach started to overlook me. The fans supported me a lot so I thought that something was going on as my performances were also good. I was a professional.
'I did not feel supported after they signed Berbatov, because I was the man for the job he was bought to do.
'Last year I was the second top-scorer after Cristiano Ronaldo. We won two titles and being shut out like this was something that I could not understand.
'Ferguson told me not be worried about Berbatov's arrival, but I did not like it when he started to put me on the bench often. I gave my life for the Manchester United shirt.'