David Gill suspects Carlos Tevez’s advisers weren’t interested in sorting a deal with Manchester United and reckons the Argie couldn’t grasp the concept of “squad player”.

“There were clearly issues with Carlos,” said Gill. “Whether he couldn’t grasp what being a member of a squad was I don’t know. But he has clearly gone for more money than we were paying him and economically his advisers possibly felt it was better for him to move on. Was there a genuine desire on their part to conclude a deal with us? You would have to ask them.”