Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned the reported fee Manchester City paid for Carlos Tevez. 

Tevez, who left Old Trafford in 2009, went on to sign for the Red Devils' fierce rivals in that summer and Ferguson believes paying £47 million for Tevez would have been "incredible" as he was only ever an impact player. 

The legendary manager also believed the Argentine forward had made up his mind that he was joining City before the 2009 Champions League final. 

In his book, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, the former Red Devils boss said: "I brought Tevez on at half-time [in the 2009 Champions League final] and just felt he was playing for himself a little bit. From what I could gather, he had already made his mind up before joining City.

“The rumour, not confirmed, was that our Manchester rivals had paid £47million. To me these were incredible sums. To me he was an impact player.”

Tevez went on to lift the title with Manchester United's rivals, but Ferguson had the final laugh as the Red Devils won the title in the last campaign.

The Argentine has now departed England and the Etihad for Italian champions Juventus and the controversial star has had a fine start to his career in Serie A. 

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