Ferguson in tussle over transfer comments

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Diego Maradona has insisted that Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't understand the situation surrounding Carlos Tevez, after the Manchester United manager commented that Roberto Mancini was correct to say the striker was finished with City.

Ferguson said that he supported Roberto Mancini in the controversy, which resulted from Tevez refusing to play in a Champions League match for City.


“I think Roberto Mancini has come out showing his strength of character, his strength of management. That’s important,” the United manager said.

“We have all experienced our own difficulties. You cope with it the best you can. My own experience is strong management is important. There is nobody more important than a manager at a football club.”

But Maradonna argued that while Ferguson knows Mancini, he doesn’t know Tevez well enough to understand the situation.

“Ferguson should not be talking about it because he became a big coach only after he got big players,” Maradona said.

“Ferguson was defending Mancini and I know Mancini well, and I know Carlos Tevez too, and if Ferguson doesn’t really know about the issue, he shouldn’t be talking so it’s a real big joke.”

Tevez played for United between 2007-2009, but left for City because the club couldn’t afford to keep the striker.

Since the Argentine's departure from United, Tevez has been on a mission to prove he was worth the money in wages, but after his latest actions, Ferguson may be glad that he offloaded him.

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