Tevez jibes were 'misinterpreted'

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Carlos Tevez's agent, Kia Joorabchian, has insisted that the striker is not bitter at leaving Manchester United and his dispute is with Gary Neville alone. Joorabchian said: "If you don't have respect and class you have to accept that they are entitled to say something back. Gary Neville stepped into something that maybe he shouldn't have done and Carlos felt he had to answer.

Tevez called Neville a "moron" and a "boot-licker" in an interview but Joorabchian claims the insults were lost in translation. "If you use slang terminology, that slang, interpreted word for word, may not sound as it would in context," he said.