Monday, January 19, 2009

Time for Tevez to step up

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he almost took Carlos Tevez off moments before the Argentinian's cross was headed home by Dimitar Berbatov in the crucial 1-0 win at Bolton at the weekend.
United looked to be heading for a frustrating draw before Tevez wriggled away from a couple of challenges and clipped in an inch-perfect ball for Berbatov.
"I was ready to take Carlos off and then he makes a goal," said Ferguson.
"Danny Welbeck is a big lad and I just felt he might get us a goal from a cross. I am always prepared to gamble."
Tevez, who has made just nine Premier League starts scoring twice, looks all set to get another run-out on Tuesday night in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg.
The 24-year-old frontman has enjoyed plenty of success in this year's League Cup with five goals in just three starts in the competition and with Wayne Rooney injured and Dimitar Berbatov rested, Tevez will get the chance to fire United to Wembley.
Tevez is likely to be partnered by youngster Danny Welbeck as United attempt to claw back a 1-0 deficit from the first leg at Pride Park.
United are understandably football odds of just 1.23 to reach the final, while Ferguson could also include new boy Zoran Tosic in his squad.
Edwin van Der Sar will be rested with the bulk of the side that played in the first leg expected to get another chance on home soil.
For Tevez it will be a big night after reportedly voicing his displeasure to Argentina boss Diego Maradona about his lack of first-team games.
With Rooney missing with a hamstring problem over the next few weeks, Tevez will be keen to help United maintain their Premier League charge.
Rooney is certain to miss the league games gainst West Brom and Everton, as well as the FA Cup game with Spurs.
Time for Mr Tevez to step up to the plate.


  1. Tevez is a professional. He will play strong as well as efficiently. He will do well!

  2. im sorry its about time rooney and berbatov were showing up regularly. Why does Tevez need this pressure now. I just cant understand all this! Tevez rarely plays and now that he will he has to produce but rooney and berbatov can play week in week out, not produce and no one complains. SOMETING IS WRONG!!!


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