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Fergie: City Must Be Desperate To Play Tevez

Earlier this week, Manchester City ambassador, Patrick Vieira, claimed that Manchester United showed “weakness” in bringing 37-year-old Paul Scholes out of retirement.

In just the few months he’s been playing, Scholes has already scored more than he did all of last season and has been an important player in every game he has featured.

Sir Alex Ferguson has today responded to Vieira’s criticism by claiming City are the desperate ones, given they have now welcomed Carlos Tevez back with open arms after falling 2nd in the table, despite him refusing to play for them for six months and Roberto Mancini claiming he would never play for City again.

“If it’s desperation bringing the best midfielder in Britain back for the last 20 years then I think we can accept that,” said Ferguson. “I think he was programmed for that. Roberto had a wee dig a couple of weeks back. We’re all going to play our hand that way. There will be plenty of ammunition for that. If you talk about desperation, they played a player the other night (Tevez) who refused to go on the pitch, the manager said he’d never play again and he takes a five-month holiday in Argentina. What is that? Could that come under the description of desperation?”

After Tevez refused to come off the bench to play for City in the Champions League game against Bayern Munich, Mancini said: “For me, if a player plays for Manchester City in the Champions League and earns a lot of money and does this, then he can never play for me again. I can’t accept this from him. For me, he’s finished. I cannot go on with him. If I decide these things then he’s finished. At Bayern Munich, do you think this would happen? Would it happen at Milan or United? I am the manager. I make the decisions and in my opinion he can’t play for me again.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. MG says:


    Me a stud? :lol:

    3Generations – cheers mate

    Which MG character?


  2. Mikekelly12 says:

    Evening Piss ants…. Here we’ve had some fuck wits on RoM?! You know when other fans get worried, they come on here and talk shit! Sir Alex will take those arse wipes to the cleaners! Cuntin plastic no fans no class no dignity no fucking hopers! Go stick put your trophy cabinet keys in your fucking FA cup and stick it up Vieras arse, you won’t be needing them for a bit! And if you ever do need them get the lanky streak of piss to meet Keano, they’ll soon fucking reappear!!! Whose gonna be city’s next legendary ambassador….Pizzaro….??!!! Two bob fucking joke outfit! Class, you want class, you want dignity? You want pride and respect….have a butchers over at Old Trafford you fuck ends, that’ll give you some clues. You can throw as much oil mony at the bitter cunts as you like but you can’t escape the old adage …. You can’t polish a turd!

  3. CedarsDevil says:


    Cedars is bowing his head in respect for that rant

  4. King Eric says:

    TonyBee – Cheers mate!

  5. King Eric says:

    Mike – Ha ha. Well said mate!!

  6. Zibbie says:

    19 hehe

  7. Lee Martins Winner says:

    Bitters comparing fergie’s comments today to keegan’s is like Angelina Jolie being described as Ugly and shit in bed,

    Fuck City…..20

  8. MG says:

    Get it out Mike let it all out…

    And breathe…


  9. red_bicycle says:

    Interestingly, Viera statement is similar to some of the postings here by United fans suggesting that scholes return , ravel morison & pogba departure is the sign of United diminishing power.

    Are u vieras in disguise?

  10. MichaelPapoui says:

    Thought for today… I Red that Ryan Giggs can still fly as high as the pigs in a City’s Blue Sky.

  11. Siddharth Kanjilal says:

    Some one mentioned about the Maktoum family. I would like to mention and clarify that the Maktoum family rule the emirate of Dubai, whereas City’s owners are the rulers of Abu Dhabi. The Maktoum family had previously shown interest in Liverpool football club. Emirates as you know is also owned by Dubai and sponsors several teams – Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, Hamburg, Arsenal.

  12. Humanoid says:

    I’m a Muslim and I found MG’s post hilarious. People need to develop a sense of humor.

  13. Manchuchu says:

    Peace guys. Let’s just chill out.

    Time to bust out the beer, bacon and pork chops.


    And if Viera can be their ambassador, we should make Henrik Larsen ours

  14. MichaelPapoui says:

    Thought for the day… Is the Rio Grande Ferdinand or a little Pea from the Mexican Sea?

  15. Humanoid says:

    “Time to bust out the beer, bacon and pork chops.”

    I’ll bust out the bhang, kebab and curry then ;)


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