Reports in this morning’s papers suggest that Carlos Tevez is on his way to Liverpool, eyeing a reunion with his Argie team-mate, Javier Mascherano.
This idea is flawed for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the asking price is around £30 million, a price tag Liverpool are unlikely to play. Secondly, Tevez is happy at the club and was telling the directors to listen to the ‘sign him up’ chants on Sunday. His unhappiness, if with anything, is how his future is undecided and how he doesn’t start as often as he would like. Tevez isn’t foolish enough to believe he would play more for Liverpool than he has done for United this season, starting 17 of our 35 league games this season.
Still, if he wants to go, he wants to go, but former United striker and part of the great team 10 years ago, Dwight Yorke, thinks Tevez should follow the example of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“The problem is that Carlos has arrived at a time when Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo are flying,” said Yorke. “Ole Solskjaer used to come in and score goals and when crunch games came he could be back on the bench. Ole was not happy but he accepted it and, when he was called up, he was ready to go. The boss doesn’t think, ‘Poor lad, let’s give him a game’. It has to be justified and fit into his planning. The club is always going to be bigger than one individual — Ronaldo and Tevez need to understand that.”