Tevez: I won’t celebrate

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has promised not to celebrate should he score against former club Manchester United when the two sides meet in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.

Tevez has revealed his disappointment at the welcome he received from United fans when he returned to Old Trafford with his new club for a Premier League game back in September.

The Argentina was roundly booed by the United faithful following his controversial move across the city during the summer.

But despite questioning the reaction of the Red Devils fans, Tevez has vowed not to celebrate scoring a goal if he gets on the scoresheet in the two-legged cup semi-final next month.

"Obviously I was disappointed because I don't think I deserved to be treated that way. When I was there I was a hard-working and loyal player who gave my all," he said.

"After the (Champions League) final, Ferguson tried to get me to sign permanently, but I told him I was moving on.

"My contract was terminated on the day of the Champions League final, so there was no time for negotiations. And my heart was set on a move elsewhere.

"I played there for two years and now I'm going to have to play against many of my friends once again.

"Obviously I'd be delighted to beat United and reach the final, but I still have respect for the club.

"I won't celebrate if I score. I don't want to rub their noses in it."

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