WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

24/04/2009 07:40

Papers: Don't go, Carlos

Carrick: Don't leave us, Tevez


Michael Carrick last night begged Carlos Tevez: Please don’t leave us. In an exclusive interview with SunSport, the Manchester United and England midfielder issued a desperate plea to his Argentinian team-mate to rethink his threat to quit Old Trafford at the end of the season. We revealed yesterday hitman Tevez, 25, was fed up being sidelined for United’s big games and wants to play abroad for family reasons. But United’s stars hope he will have a change of heart. Carrick said: “We want him to stay, Carlos is a top player. He has scored some very important goals for us over the last few years. We’ve got a world-class squad, we’ve got world- class players and Carlos is one of them. We want to keep moving forward as a team and as a squad so we’d like to keep our best players here. But it’s down to the manager. I’m sure he knows the best way to make sure we do keep progressing.”
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

The Times claims Tevez may still be in the Premier League next season, but with Liverpool rather than United. Rafael Benitez is allegedly monitoring the Argentine's situation in case he does leave Old Trafford.

The same paper also carries comments from an interview Benitez gave to a Spanish newspaper. Speaking about Sir Alex Ferguson, the Spaniard said: “I’m not having a battle of words with Alex Ferguson. But I believe that he can see that we are the better side and that we’re very close to United."

Round Up By Steve Bartram

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