Former United striker Carlos Tevez expects to get a good reception when he returns to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby this weekend. Tevez, who is struggling to make the game with a knee injury sustained on international duty, left United in the summer after failing to hold down a first team place. The player scored just five Premier League goals last season before making a £25 million move across town.
“I expect to have a good reception. While at United, I always gave my best and I had good relations with the fans,” said the Argentinian.
“They know I did everything while at Old Trafford to try to score the goals that would help the team win matches, so I don’t know why I should have a bad reception.
“What will I do if I score a goal? Well, I will be glad, but I don’t think too much about that right now.
“The important thing is that Manchester City wins the game. If I don’t score, but we can get the three points, I will be very happy.”
Tevez’ optimism is in sharp contrast to the feeling among United supporters, angered by the very public criticism the striker offered of Sir Alex Ferguson and the club in the wake of his departure. In the wake of his move to Manchester City, Tevez accused Ferguson of showing him “disrespect,” despite having stated the precise opposite just months before.
Tevez, a proven liar, also claimed that United had refused to offer him a new contract at Old Trafford.