Tevez: Part of me will always be a Hammer

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez says he will not hesitate to celebrate scoring against former employers Manchester United in the future.

The diminutive Argentine made the controverisal move across Manchester this summer to join the Red Devils' bitter rivals.

The move was naturally not well received by United fans, whose distaste at the conduct of their former star was evident in the hostile reception dished in his direction during the 4-3 derby thriller on September 20.

And Tevez has revealed that the heated reaction he received at Old Trafford has convinced him to change his mind about his feelings towards the fans.

“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,” he said.

However, the former West Ham forward insists that there remains no ill feeling between himself and the Hammers.

The South American held up his hand in apology to the travelling supporters after scoring twice in City's 3-1 win at Eastlands on Monday night.

“I've decided not to celebrate my goals out of respect to West Ham," he said.

"They were my first club in England and, in my heart, part of me will always be a Hammer.”