Tevez has future at Man Utd: Ferguson
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson says he is convinced striker Carlos Tevez will stay at Old Trafford despite the player's repeated expressions of discontent.sports Updated: May 17, 2009 17:42 IST
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson says he is convinced striker Carlos Tevez will stay at Old Trafford despite the player's repeated expressions of discontent.
The Argentinian's future has been in doubt all season and remains so despite the club clinching a third straight Premier League title on Saturday.
His two-year loan deal runs out this summer and no deal is in sight with Tevez also saying he is unhappy at not commanding a regular spot in the starting lineup.
That unrest was again evident against Arsenal when he appeared to wave goodbye to the Old Trafford crowd when he was substituted.
Ferguson though insists that Tevez still has a future in Manchester.
"The demands originally put to us were unrealistic," he told The Sunday Times.
"Like other clubs, we have to be aware of the consequences of the credit crunch. It's no time to be careless about money.
"As far as Tevez is concerned, everybody would be best served by a willingness to compromise."
Ferguson also said he believed Cristiano Ronaldo's would stay at the club despite the interest shown in him by Real Madrid.
"The indications I'm getting from the dressing room are that the other players don't feel he is behaving as if he's discontented.
"Obviously you can't stop people pressing him with offers but we have handled that the best way we can.
"His contract with us runs until 2012 and we are in the driving seat."
United meet Barcelona in Rome a week on Wednesday as they attempt to become the first side to retain the Champions League title.
First Published: May 17, 2009 17:41 IST