Carlos Tevez has warned Manchester United there will be no repeat of Monday night's restrained goal celebrations should he ever score against them.
Tevez drew widespread praise for the almost apologetic way he acknowledged his first goal in Manchester City's 3-1 win over West Ham on Monday night.
Having turned home Martin Petrov's cross right in front of the Hammers supporters, he refused to mock his old club, recognising the part they played in his career.
The reaction contrasted sharply with that of Emmanuel Adebayor, who tomorrow faces an FA improper conduct charge following his allegedly inflammatory celebrations in the recent win over Arsenal.
Tevez confirmed the Hammers, who he helped keep in the Premier League in 2007, will always hold a special place in his heart.
However, after the negative reaction he received at Old Trafford during the recent derby encounter, the South American admitted he holds no such affection for United.
"I have decided not to celebrate my goals out of respect to West Ham," he told the Daily Mail.
"They were my first club in England and, in my heart, part of me will always be a Hammer.
"The professional part of me was really pleased with my first City goals at home but, personally, I would have preferred to beat another club.
"In the derby against United I had also decided not to celebrate our goals but, after the bad treatment I received from the supporters that day, I have changed my stance on that.
"If I score in the next derby then I am sure that I will celebrate."Reuse content