Last summer, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson boldly pronounced that Carlos Tevez was not worth £25m which was the reason why the Argentine didn’t remain at Old Trafford.
The United fans, the ones who boycott United by sitting in the stands, pleaded with Ferguson to sign their new hero permanently, but the United hierarchy baulked at the price tag and allowed the Carlos to leave. Those same fans soon turned on Carlos, saying he was never any good for their side and would hardly score for the blues and for a time, it looked like they were right.
He scored his first goal in City blue in the League Cup tie at Crystal Palace but blues fans had to wait until the end of September before he scored twice in a 3-1 win over West Ham with his next league goal coming against Chelsea in December.
United gloated that they had been right about him and how satisfied must Ferguson have felt? But Tevez has since become a pivotal man at Eastlands. His nineteen league goals have spearheaded City’s challenge for a top four place and made a mockery of Ferguson’s summer outbursts.
If Tevez was offered to Ferguson for £25m now, would he still turn it down? Is he still convinced that allowing Tevez to leave was the best option? We all know that answer to that one.
Whether City qualify for the Champions League or not remains to be seen but Europe is certainly on the cards for the blues this season and that is due in part to Tevez who, at £25, is worth every penny.
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