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Tevez hopeful over stay, but must wait until June

February 18, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Carlos Tevez is hopeful of staying at Manchester United beyond the current season.

GettyImagesThe striker is not an automatic first-choice.

The future of the Argentina forward remains uncertain, as it is unclear whether United will be prepared to pay the money necessary to keep the player, who has struggled to maintain a place in the first team, at Old Trafford.

He told Radio del Plata: ''My mind is pointing me towards United and my plan is to stay here for several years more. I've already talked to the club and now we'll have to wait and see what happens in June.

''We talked but I've signed nothing yet. I want to stay. It would be difficult for me to quit one of the biggest clubs in the world.''

Sir Alex Ferguson said in December talks between chief executive David Gill and Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian were ongoing.

Tevez highlighted Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo as the two most important players in the Sir Alex Ferguson's team, saying: ''Giggs is a silent leader and Cristiano deservedly won the Ballon d'Or, despite (Lionel) Messi's brilliance.''

Meanwhile, Dimitar Berbatov has said he is desperate for Manchester United to retain their Premier League title.

The Bulgarian star joined United in the summer and unlike most of the current Old Trafford playing staff is yet to win a title.

"The players here who have already won it, need it again and again and again," he said. "I have none of that. When I am here, it is like I need it - I want it.

"With the help of everybody, with the right amount of effort on the pitch and with the team we have, I am pretty sure we can win it again."