Vieira claimed that Manchester United bringing Paul Scholes back appeared ‘desperate’, but days later Sir Alex Ferguson fired back stating that despite insisting Carlos Tevez would never play for them again, Roberto Mancini’s decision to bring the Argentine striker back was just as desperate.
Bryan Robson, speaking at Old Trafford, backed his former manager and hit out at Vieira for his ‘out of order’ comments:
“City were trying to have a go at Scholes coming back.
“I think Vieira is totally out of order in what he said.
“The boss came back straight away and he was dead right in what he said [about Tevez].
“If Tevez had been playing for us, there’s no way the gaffer would have given him a game this season.
“It doesn’t matter how good you are. How can you go off for three months like that?”