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(And I will happily defend why *I would* in reply to any comments)
That is a definite NO!! I can see why you would want him back. He never stops playing hard. He gives you everything on the field. But he’s a very disrupting influence on the team. He’s a good player but not worth the trouble. That time when he propped his ears after scoring for United did it for me. SAF is absolutely right, he has to be the boss of the team and those types of actions undermine the influence of the manager. If Mancini stays next year, I think he may be a less effective manager with the other players because of bringing back tevez. It is a good move for now, but for the long run it is not. But Mancini may have felt his days are numbered and he got desperate and played him. Or the owners pressured him to play him as a showcase for next season to sell him.
I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist that question Maz.
For me it depends on what you want from your team. In the extremely privileged position we are as United supporters I want the best players available and if I can’t have them I want players who appear to give everything they can more often than not.
I don’t particularly care what type of person players are, or are portrayed as, off the pitch. (Of course on a human level, I prefer all human beings to treat other human beings respectfully) I think if I were to discover the truth behind the footballing personalities of most of the players I regard as my ‘favourites’, I would be hugely disappointed. So, to that end I don’t feel that Tevez is any worse or better than other players, it’s just all the grubby stuff that we aren’t always subjected to has played out in front of us and been dealt with differently. I’m not entirely sure what aspects of the now regular Tevez sagas are fact or fiction.
You’re right though, SAF had decided that what is best for the club is to get rid and that is where in effect the discussion ends.