A permanent deal for Carlos Tevez has still not been agreed upon, with United fans everywhere fearing our Argie will get fed up over lack of playing time and delay in being offered a contract.

Real Madrid have been named as a club who would be interested in signing him, however Tevez, for the time being at least, seems entirely focussed on getting a permanent deal with us.

“I am not preoccupied about my future,” said Tevez. “My instincts are to stay with the club and in the next week or so I think there will be more contact with regards to sorting out my contract. That is what we’ve been told. My agent is in touch with United all the time and he tells me that everything is very positive now. So it is up to the club. Some people say that £32million is high but I cannot comment on that. Those are the figures that were agreed at the start. I am not responsible. Other clubs have asked about me but I see my future at United.”

Tevez understands that with the quality of players we have, competition for places is high. However, unlike his compatriot, Gabriel Heinze, Tevez is prepared to stay and fight for his place in the team.

“It has been a complicated season for me, there is no point denying that,” he added. “I have not been able to get as many minutes on the field as I would like because the quality of the forwards at the club is incredible. It is not easy for forwards to get into this team and I have suffered. But that does not make me want to leave. I have no urge to run away.”

What’s the delay Gill? Sort it out!