7 Jan 2009

Tevez risks future at Man U

11:37 am on 7 January 2009

The Argentina football international Carlos Tevez has risked jeopardising his chances of securing a long-term Manchester United contract by going public with his frustration over the lack of progress towards a permanent transfer.

Tevez has been on loan at Old Trafford for 18 months and United had been expected to take up an option to buy him permanantly.

However, there has been no progress towards a deal and the 24-year-old striker has acknowledged for the first time that his future could lie elsewhere.

As such, Tevez's comments are unlikely to be well-received by the United manager, who has a long track record of quickly jettisoning players who are seen to challenge his authority.