London: Paul Scholes, who played alongside Carlos Tevez at Manchester United between 2007 and 2009, has said that he understands why the Manchester City’s striker apparently refused to warm up against Bayern Munich.
Ex-Manchester United midfielder Scholes was unwilling to play in a League Cup tie in 2001, having been dropped for the previous game against Liverpool.
He stated what he did was “equally bad if not worse” than Tevez’s situation.
“I know Carlos quite well. He’s a player who wants to be playing. When he’s a sub, it will be killing him,” Scholes said in an interview.
“It’s totally up to the manager but Carlos wouldn’t have been thinking that. He’ll be thinking, ‘The manager is against me, why is he not bringing me on? I’m City’s best player and he’s not playing me’” he said.
Scholes said that he is not saying that Tevez is right, as it`s totally up to the manager to decide.
The former England international retired in the wake of United`s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in May to take up a coaching role within the backroom staff at Old Trafford.