Tevez hints at United exit

Carlos Tevez has dropped the clearest hint yet that he will leave Manchester United when his two-year ’loan’ expires next month.

Tevez was a regular member of Alex Ferguson’s side last season, but the South American’s first-team opportunities have been severely restricted by Dimitar Berbatov’s £30.75m move from Tottenham.

And now it appears Tevez is ready to call time on his Old Trafford career.

“Even if you score three or four goals, you do not play in another game. There are many very good players but I need to play,” Tevez told Radio Del Plata.

“There are many players and they all need to play but I have not played in important matches.”

Tevez’s future has been the subject of intense debate for a number of months now.

Ferguson has decided not to discuss the matter any further, claiming the 24-year-old’s future will be resolved in the summer.

United do have first refusal on Tevez’s services but it is difficult to see the Glazer family sanctioning spending a reported £30m to turn the present arrangement into a permanent one.

And even if the Red Devils did come up with an offer, it appears the former West Ham star would reject it.

“I have many offers, not only from Spain,” Tevez claimed.

“I need to see which club I can go to and what can be done.

“We must not only consider the money, I also have to ensure my family feel comfortable, especially my daughter. So I have a lot to think about.”

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