Lionel Messi has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United and Alex Ferguson, stating that they showed ‘no respect’ to his Argentinian compatriate, Carlos Tevez.
The diminutive Barcelona winger said: “I am sure United and Ferguson regret letting Carlitos go, and if they had shown him more respect he would still be there.
‘It was never about money for Carlitos – it was about respect and needing to feel wanted. And the truth is United made him feel unwanted while City have done everything they could do to make him feel wanted. It doesn`t matter how good you are or how much money you earn, it`s a basic human emotion to want to feel loved.’
The Fifa World Player of The Year also believes that with the players Manchester City now has at the club, people ‘need to start taking [City] seriously’.
To read more about Messi’s thoughts on the Citizens’ title credentials, click HERE.