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.

11/05/2009 10:42

Papers: Tev to Tottenham?

Spurs join Tevez race


Spurs are fighting Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid to land Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian striker believes his time is up at Manchester United but wishes to stay in the Premier League. Sources close to Tevez have told SunSport that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp loves the player so much he will try to buy him from his owners for around £25million. Wheeler-dealer Redknapp is planning a major clearout at White Hart Lane in a bid to raise substantial funds for new players. He wants rid of Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, England attacker Darren Bent and midfielder David Bentley - and will also consider offers for others. Redknapp can guarantee Tevez first-team football and is convinced the popular striker would be a major hit in North London.
Shaun Custis, The Sun

The Mirror and the Mail both report how United’s 2-0 derby win over Manchester City was marred by the joint “mutiny” of Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo. ‘Strop stars spoil United’s derby day delight’ was the Mail's headline.

However, The Guardian reports that Sir Alex Ferguson was unfazed by the duo's behaviour. The United manager said he had “no problem” with Ronaldo’s reaction to being substituted and also insisted he has no issue with Tevez going public with his grievances: “Not at all, if he keeps scoring I’ve got no problem.”

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