Carlos Tevez let off steam in Argentina during the week, leading to speculation that his time at United would be over at the end of the season when his loan deal expired.

Sir Alex Ferguson has got wind of Tevez’s comments but has insisted that the situation is a private one.

“I have no thoughts on what Carlos Tevez has said,” said Ferguson. “I have nothing to say. I am not going to comment on players’ contracts. It is a private matter between the club and player. I am not getting into it at all. I’m fed up of having to answer stupid questions from you. It is stupid because it goes on and on and on. Every week, you ask the same questions and you get the same answer. I’m not going to answer at all. When the player signs we will let you know.”

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