Wilson brands Tevez ‘disgraceful’

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NOT for the first time in his long and sometimes inglorious career, Carlos Tevez’s name cropped up in a Sheffield United press conference.

But yesterday the Argentine’s attitude rather than his contractual arrangements were the subject of debate between Danny Wilson and the press.

Wilson, who was still manager of Hartlepool when United were relegated from the Premier League in such controversial circumstances four years ago, labelled Tevez’s decision not to appear as a second-half substitute during Manchester City’s Champions League tie at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as “disgraceful”.

But he reassured supporters that he can never envisage a similar scenario arising at Bramall Lane.

Wilson, who earlier this week hailed the “professionalism” of his squad, said: “Often now, at the highest level, all of the power is with the players.

“I don’t think that would ever happen at Championship, League One or League Two level simply because they don’t have as much to fall back on.”

Wilson, whose third-placed side entertain League One leaders Charlton tomorrow, added: “He did that at Bayern Munich too.

“I’d hobble out there right now if I had the chance to play there and like Harry (Redknapp) said, I can only sympathise with (City manager) Roberto Mancini.”