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Cantona: Can’t Understand Why Tevez Doesn’t Like Manchester

Manchester City captain, Carlos Tevez, has repeatedly criticised our city since signing for the blues. He won’t be taking part in this weekend’s Charity Shield, having been given extended leave by his club.

“There’s nothing to do in Manchester,” Tevez recently said. “There’s two restaurants and everything’s small. It rains all the time, you can’t go anywhere. You can buy a house in Marbella and take a vacation. I will not return to Manchester, not for vacation, not anything.”

Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona, has had a dig at Tevez, claiming he can’t understand how anyone wouldn’t like the city.

“I had a great time in Manchester,” the former United striker said. “I cannot understand anyone not liking it, though I suppose it depends on where they come from and why they are here. The most important thing for me was always to play, and if you are at one of the best clubs in the world then you should enjoy it. As a professional footballer the greatest time you have is on the pitch, but I loved the city as well, the club and the people.”

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  1. rucien says:


  2. Dave says:

    Cant think of two footballers more different from each other. One is an intelligent skillful master of football, the other is a fat little troll.

  3. BenUtd says:

    Well we all know Tevez isn’t the sharpest tool in the box (not knowing English after 5 years, not knowing he lived seconds away from an Argentinian restaurant), so sitting in the sun and being given money is all he probably understands.

  4. redseven says:

    cantona = genius

    tevez = knob

    it’s as simple as that….

  5. Costas says:

    A king could never understand a troll.

  6. Whiteside says:

    Yes yes, new head, new head.

    Fucking needs a new head.

  7. smartalex says:

    And we love you Eric!

  8. Bigsol says:

    It looks like tevez is staying how will citeh fans treat him now???

  9. King Eric says:

    Bigsol – Like the legend they still think he is the smalltime cunts. They called Aguero a legend the other night on skysports despite him never pulling a shirt on.

  10. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Manchester is a fun place to be when you know the right people.
    Tevez must be hanging around with his race at Stockport, Rats,Fleas & Shit are not good company.
    I get Ballotelli’s reason to leave City, he’s new to england and not used to it and but the idiot actually has learnt english and has not moaned and bitched to the extent of Estevez.

    Small time club with small time players with small time brains.

  11. willierednut says:

    Fuck Tevez already!

  12. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Something should be clear: Did the Argie troll ever have a bad thing to say about Manchester whilst he was wearing the Red shirt? But within almost a year of joining the other side, he started bitching and moaning regarding everything about the City. Tells you something, doesn’t it? ;)

  13. ididnotzeeit says:


    Bow to the King

    “I suppose it depends on why they’re here….the most important thing for me was to play at one of the best clubs in the world.”

    Reads: Grow a fucking pair you money grubbing cunt. Fuck off to Argentina and take Zabaletta with you

  14. StatesideAussie says:

    I wouldn’t even know where to begin to compare The King and The Troll. How do you do that? The King had that rarest and most valuable of football qualities — the ability to slice the opposition apart with his mind, to cut them into pieces and serve them up for dinner using the power of his intelligence, the magic of his creativity, and the supreme skills of his body. He was that perfect combination of intellect, art and skill that has distinguished all the great artists over the centuries, mixed with the instincts of a natural-born warrior for ways to cause maximum damage to your opponents. All this, and the man oozed style as well.

    The Troll just runs around a lot.

  15. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    @Stateside, “The Troll just runs around a lot.” – That quote just made my day. Yet people were bellowing to the greatest manager ever to sign his fat arse up while booing one of the best artists in modern football. (Another complementary Harry Potter reference and I know I did this before. But calling Tevez a troll taking the meaning of the word from the HP lore would make perfect sense.)

  16. CedarsDevil says:

    Not much to understand really, Tevez is a dumb fuck, money grabbing whore who is also an idiot.

  17. StatesideAussie says:

    Balaji … cheers mate. I never got the Tevez thing, not even when he was with us. My own theory is that SAF has tried two approaches with partnering Rooney that are complete polar opposites: first, he tried teaming him with a player who, in one sense, has some similarities to Rooney, at least in terms of energy. That was The Troll. (I want to make ti clear that I don’t consider Rooney and The Troll to be similar players. They just have that one thing in common. And notice I said “energy”, not “movement. That was to distinguish between “movement with intelligence and purpose”, which is what Rooney brings, as opposed to what The Troll bring, which is just, well, movement for movement’s sake.)

    Then he tried teaming Rooney with someone who uses brains rather than brawn, smarts rather than sweat. Er, that would be Berbatov.

    I will never, ever understand why, to this day, some people still consider the former approach to have been a success, and the latter approach to have been a failure. It is just baffling.

  18. smartalex says:

    Tevez is exhausting and baffling. Now we need a silencer.

  19. Pajszi says:

    I think other clubs are getting wise to Trolvez and he’s agents main objective – Bleed clubs dry of cash through taking huge cuts from transfer fees, salaries, commissions, etc. Even the whole Corinthians link was set up by his agents contacts to try and get a bigger fee for him in Europe!
    Most clubs in Europe and waking up to this now, but the big question is… Who’s going to be the next dumb money-bags club to waste money on him as their “marquee” signing!? I’m willing to bet he’ll be there for another 2 years max before moving on for another big cut from a transfer fee, etc.
    To all club owners and managers around the world I’ll say; Wake up to this tactic. Don’t be fooled. He’s not worth it! He’s not in football because he enjoys football… It’s ONLY for the money!

  20. ethiored says:

    @StatesideAussie, I enjoy your posts usually but I have to disagree with the above one.
    I think the hatred towards Tevez clouds most people’s judgment on Tevez. Yes he acted stupidly after leaving our club but specially in 2007/08 he scored some hugely vital goals in the quest for the double. His eqaualizers against Lyon, Blackburn and Totenham, his tireless man of the match contribution in the game vs barca second leg, and so on. He formed a very good partnership with rooney (which was exmplified by the goals against boro and Vila). So in my opinion he was a success for us.

  21. StatesideAussie says:

    ethiored … thanks for the compliment. Actually, I was never a huge fan of his. Of course, he did some good things. He had his moments. But even at the time, I never really got the point of having both him and Rooney on the field at the same time. I thought it made us too one-dimensional — oh look, now we’ve got two guys who run all over the pitch all day!

    Of course, some people appreciated that. That’s fine — each to his own. And, this being United, we have always had a “thing” for players who work hard physically, and Tevez certainly does that. But I much prefer to see us deploy a mixture of difference styles, just because I think it’s more effective over the long haul. I wasn’t really distressed when he left — though the manner of his departure left much to be desired. Cheers mate!

  22. willierednut says:

    Tevez scored big goals for us. Then acted like a cunt. I wouldn’t consider him a failure, nor the Berb for that matter. As for personality, they’re chalk and cheese. Berbatov is mild mannered and loves playing for the club. Tevez is too unpredictable. You never know when he’s gonna throw the toys out of the pram. The dummy, was very opt. He’s a big baby.

  23. smartalex says:

    If someone had put superglue on Tevez’ dummy, Carlos would probably still be happy.

  24. willierednut says:

    Go home Carlos!

    Both sides of Manchester, are bored with you!

    How could you complain about Manchester?

    Great fucking city. Only second to Belfast! :)

  25. alansmiththenigeriared says:

    Tevez is a big time cunt..a troll and a bootlicker.RAMADAN KAREEM

  26. mara says:

    I understand Tevez…i was in Germany at my aunt for 3 month in summer. I wanted to make a suicide :) 2 days sun, 3 days rain. In the morning it is sunshine, at afternoon it is raining. Time is so depresive. I know, you English drink few bears and you see good weather… :)
    That is also important. If Manchester United would be in Barcelona, players would knocking on our door to play there…

  27. willierednut says:

    We like the fucking rain!

  28. James21 says:

    Teves is a big time cunt. Shitty and Mankini are bowing to his every need so lets hope he stays and unsettles their season. Lets get this small time club with its vile small minded fans stamped into the ground ,starting sunday. Come on Reds!
    Oh Manchester is wonderful…..

  29. Yustaq says:

    For what reason in the world should tevez open his doggy mouth and complain about manchester… That city make him millions richer. He’s goaty ingrate. we’re united. MANCHESTERLOGY…

  30. The Fly says:

    Unless your playing Man United, the council house is never full.

    Proves that they’re shite fans when they can’t sell Wembley

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  32. smartalex says:

    Oh dear how can the mara be
    claiming in Spain that we’d rather be.
    No fear it’s here that we’ve always been
    In Manchester loving the rain.

  33. Kings says:

    That is why you will always be loved and he will always be loathed, coming out with comments as endearing as that.

  34. willierednut says:

    smartalex – Nice words lol. See ya 2marra!

  35. Chica Chicha says:

    Ooohhh Aaahhh Cantona…
    Shit off Tevez!!!


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