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The French left-back has revealed his surprise at the Argentine's attitude towards his former manager and doesn't understand what prompted the message on the poster

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has blasted Carlos Tevez as being disrespectful, after the striker was pictured with a sign mocking Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Argentine has refused to apologise for the placard and its message, which read ‘RIP Fergie’, that he held aloft during City’s triumphant open-top bus parade with the Premier League trophy last week.

Evra told The Sun on Sunday: “I was very surprised by Tevez’s attitude against Sir Alex Ferguson. I’m not sure how the manager feels about it but I’m sure he won’t be impressed.

“It’s disrespectful. Tevez spent two years at this club and was treated extremely well by the manager so I don’t really understand his reaction or the truth about the situation.”

Manchester City have since issued a statement stating that Tevez had made a ‘significant error of judgement’, and  offering their ‘sincerest apologies’.

The 31-year-old left-back added: “The poster was in very bad taste, no one from Manchester United appreciated it. Tevez is an adult, he plays for another club and is responsible for his own actions.

“It’s a shame because he was always respected at Manchester United and remained in contact with some of the players. But I have no idea what will happen now.”

The Frenchman is still suffering from the injury-time heartbreak he and his team-mates suffered last Sunday, as City won the title with the last kick of the season.  

However, Evra believes the experience will make the side stronger and better for next season. He said: “It left a bad taste because we lost the title in the last minutes of the final game.

“But this will make us stronger and more determined to reclaim the title next season.

“City will probably argue that they won both derby games and so deserve to be champions. But over the course of the campaign there wasn’t a great deal of difference between the two sides.

“A season without a title for Manchester United is extremely rare so we have to use this as a positive next season.”

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