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Johnson: Fergie was wrong to let Tevez leave

April 16, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson believes Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to let Carlos Tevez leave Manchester United last summer and thinks that his team-mate will prove why again by scoring a fourth goal against his former club this season in Saturday's Manchester derby.

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Tevez has enjoyed a prolific first campaign at Eastlands, scoring 28 goals in all competitions including three goals against his former club across two legs of the Carling Cup semi-final.

And winger Johnson, who has been in sparkling form himself of late, believes that Tevez has done more than enough already to prove that Ferguson was wrong to let him exit Old Trafford.

"What Carlos has done this season is to prove everybody wrong," Johnson said. "He has had his critics but when it comes down to it, football is about winning and Carlos is a winner. Probably looking at his situation now, any team would regret selling a player of his quality.''

And the former Middlesbrough midfielder expects his team-mate to be fired up for tomorrow's derby clash at Eastlands.

"He has become a stronger player and tried harder to prove a point and he has definitely done that. I am sure Carlos would swap all of his goals this season to score the winner against United on Saturday."