"In my opinion, I don't think he was worth £25m. He was popular with the supporters. The fans quite rightly have their heroes and I was happy to go along with the deal as long as it was the right one but, quite simply, he is not worth £25m.
Strong words indeed, and as one friend of Soccer Source emailed yesterday, what are the odds of Tevez scoring a hat-trick when City play United this season?
On the other hand, Ferguson is likely just being (brutally) honest; after all, if he did think Tevez was worth all that money he would have offered to pay that amount. Instead, he snagged Michael Owen on a free transfer. It'll be interesting to see which player ends the season with the most goals.