Fergie - No Tevez regrets
United boss refusing to dwell on summer transfer saga
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: 17/01/10 9:42am
Tevez: Among the goals
Sir Alex Ferguson insists Carlos Tevez's form this season has not left him contemplating what could have been.
The Manchester United boss did all he could over the summer to convince the Argentina international to pen a permanent deal at Old Trafford, but his efforts fell on deaf ears.
Tevez made it clear that, after two years on loan at United, he was looking to take on a fresh challenge at a club who could guarantee him regular first-team football.
That team happened to be Manchester City, with the ambitious Blues digging deep to snatch the 25-year-old away from their cross-city neighbours.
It appears to have been money well spent, with Tevez settling quickly into life at Eastlands.
He already has 15 goals to his name in all competitions this season, but Ferguson insists he has no regrets about seeing the South American star slip through his net.
"What Tevez is doing now is not an issue for me," he said.
"We made a pitch, he didn't take it, and he went to City. It's no problem for us, we have moved on.
"It's not the end of the world for us. He's done well and so be it, but I've got no issues about it."
While Ferguson insists life goes on without Tevez, the Argentine's new team-mates feel he has quickly become an invaluable asset for City.
Midfield enforcer Nigel de Jong has been impressed by Tevez's impact at Eastlands and feels he is more important to their plans than Wayne Rooney is to United's.
He said: "It isn't just about the goals he is scoring at the moment. Even before that his work rate and determination for the team made him a special player for us.
"Now the goals have started to come, I'd have to say that he's the best forward in the league at the moment.
"Rooney is a fantastic player as well but, for me, Carlos has the edge.
"I know people will think I have to say that because he is a team-mate but Carlos is on fire at the moment. I wouldn't swap him for anyone else."