“We have not started talks with Manchester United yet, though I am keen to stay. Sir Alex Ferguson has told me he wants me to remain a United player and that is certainly my desire too. My contract ends in the summer and we have agreed to sit down at the end of the season and discuss a new contract. Nothing I have heard from the club suggests it will be otherwise. There is simply no reason to sit down now. I have a great relationship with Sir Alex and I hope that will continue long into the future.” – Carlos Tevez, January 5, 2009.
“My mind is pointing me towards United and my plan is to stay here for several years more. I’ve already talked to the club and now we’ll have to wait and see what happens in June.” – Carlos Tevez, February 20, 2009.
“I do not feel wanted. I feel bad over my situation, I do, but it’s very, very difficult to stay any longer. I guess what I’m saying is goodbye.” – Carlos Tevez, May 10, 2009.