Manchester United hero Gary Pallister has branded Manchester City's warm welcome back for Carlos Tevez as 'farcical'.

Tevez returned for City in the 2-1 win over Chelsea last week, having spent months in self-imposed exile in Argentina following his refusal to warm up against Bayern Munich last September.

Pallister, 46, said: "The situation with Tevez has been farcical.

"He lived in Manchester, he signed for another Manchester club, and then sat there and ripped the city apart, saying he didn't like the city, didn't like the way of life.

"He's embarrassed the team, the manager, the owners. I don't think Alex Ferguson would have let him back anywhere near the place."