Berbatov's arrival convinced me to leave Man U: Tevez

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London, June 27 (ANI): The arrival of Bulgarian football star Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford convinced Argentine football star Carlo Tevez to switch his allegiance from Manchester United to Manchester City.

"Ever since Berbatov was signed, I felt like I was being left aside. He arrived and he had his place in the starting line-up guaranteed," The Sun quoted Tevez, who has agreed to a 150,000-pound-a-week deal at City, as saying.

He further revealed that he ignored Man U coach Alex Ferguson's pleas for him to stay and accused him of not showing respect.

He revealed: "When I arrived at United, I knew I had to adapt and fight for my place. We won many things. But in the second year, I had a problem and I had to travel to Buenos Aires. I went back to Manchester and we played Liverpool. I started alongside Berbatov and we also had Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. I scored our only goal but we lost 2-1.

"The following week, they all started and I was benched. I felt from that moment on, Ferguson started to relegate me in the pecking order. I suffered a lot during this last season. I feel they didn't respect me. But I always had a great relationship with Ferguson. He called a few days ago and told me he wanted to have me for next season." (ANI)

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Story first published: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 11:05 [IST]
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