You might have realised that I've started my player season reviews with players who are likely to leave OT in the summer. I prefer I talk about them while they are still under contract with Manchester United.
Carlitos was our 'superman' last season--scoring vital goal f=after vital goal for United. He certainly stole the hearts of the OT faithful in his first season at the club. The lad is clearly built for the English game--no wonder he wants to move to another English club.
Tevez however found himself on the bench at the start of this campaign following the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov. It was clear that Fergie was not going to pay 30m for a striker and then sit him on the bench, so the Bulgarian was given his chance. Tevez unfortunately was not content with his sub role and so the rumours of an exit began to surface. Despite the vital contribution he gave the first team when he came on, he barely started a game. It was his exclusion from the first team that propelled us to Carling Cup glory as he starred in the 'Carling Cup team'. He boldly put forward his case for first team action when he scored an amazing four goals against Blackburn in the Carling Cup--two of which were stunning! His equalising goal against Wigan was crucial in our bid to retain the title, whilst his screamer of a goal against City won us the game before half-time. He scored a wonder goal against Fulham in the FA Cup and who can forget his winner against Stoke on Boxing Day. It was a win that the manager thinks propelled us to the title.
Unfortunately though, United may lose out on the services of the Argentine if David Gill does not let the wallet loose. I think that the fans have made t clear to Fergie that Tevez is indeed one of the most important players in our young side and it would therefore be a major mistake to let him go. I think he perfectly suits the Solskjaer role. I mean you need a player in your team that has that midas touch of gold that can give you a goal when you need it most. Tevez has given that to us on a number of occasions so I'd be gutted if we lose him.
He has not had as many games as last season but we can all agree that for the many times he has been called upon this season, he has not disappointed. Infact, I'd rate Tevez as one of our players of the season!