Carlos Tevez has insisted that even if he scores against Manchester United in the League Cup semi-final, he will not celebrate due to the feelings he still harbours for our fans.

He used to grab our badge as he warmed up on the touchline, waiting to come off the bench, but hasn’t seemed to find that connection at City yet. Between talking about retirement and struggling to find the back of the net, I guess he doesn’t have a lot to be happy about.

“I was disappointed to be treated that way by the fans,” he said. “When I was there I was a hard-working and loyal player who gave my all. But the first thing I must say is that I have a great deal of respect for the United fans and I won’t celebrate if I score against them. Obviously I’d be delighted to beat United and reach the final but I still have some respect for the club and what they did for me, so I wouldn’t want to rub their noses in it.”

Tevez has currently scored in just one Premiership match and has a total of 5 goals in 1258 minutes which works out at 1 goal every 252 minutes. Out of interest, Michael Owen, who came in on a free to replace Tevez, has scored 4 goals in 687 minutes which works out at 1 goal every 172 minutes.