Much has been made of Carlos Tevez’s celebration following his goal against Manchester City at the weekend, but his agent, Kia Joorabchian, insists the player was not disrespecting Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson has clearly shown his faith in Tevez, starting him in the League Cup final, the European Cup semi-final against Arsenal, as well as the derby, taking Wayne Rooney’s place in the team.

Joorabchian reckons that Tevez wanted the media, who haven’t rated his scoring abilities, to hear the chant calling for him to be signed by the club.

“He wasn’t protesting about United,” said Joorabchian. “Before the game he said: ‘Someone told me there was an article in the newspaper about me last week’ and I said, ‘Yes, there was and they were saying you were not a prolific goal­scorer.’ So he said: ‘I want to know where the pressbox is because I want to go and show them my ears if they wrote that.”