Curbs hits back at Fergie
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Curbishley has hit out at Sir Alex Ferguson over Carlos Tevez.Alan Curbishley has hit out at Sir Alex Ferguson over his comments about Carlos Tevez.
West Ham and Manchester United have found themselves at loggerheads over the controversial transfer of Tevez.
United are confident of wrapping up a deal for Tevez when he returns from the Copa America even though the wrangle over his ownership continues.
Ferguson expects the move to be tied up soon and he has upset Curbishley with his comments that Tevez single-handedly kept West Ham up last season.
Curbishley, who has admitted Tevez is unlikely to link-up with his side for the tour of Austria, has slammed Ferguson's comments as being disrespectful to the rest of the team.
"I was a bit disappointed with Alex's comments about Tevez keeping us up," Curbishley told the Sunday Express.
"There were ten other players out there and a lot of them were big performers for us.
"There was a lot more going on that just Carlos Tevez. Every day has been a Tevez day for the last two months.
"I have kept my own counsel and got on with it. But I was disappointed to hear Alex say that.
"I expect we are going to Austria and he is not going to be with us.
"But please don't keep talking to me about Tevez because there is nothing I can do about it."
Curbishley also hit out at Yossi Benayoun after the Israeli left Upton Park for Liverpool earlier this week.
The Hammers chief believes Benayoun was happy to stay at the club until he heard of Liverpool's interest.
"I was disappointed with Yossi because he had signed a new contract and it turns out he hadn't," added Curbishley.
"When Liverpool came in for him it changed everything.
"I didn't want Yossi to go and we didn't need the business."