"Maybe at the end of the season if he has won something or achieved something, he will look at the overall picture and realise he has made a contribution. I think he will stay. I hope he does."
Last week Tevez gave an interview to an Argentine radio station and when asked whether his stint with United was coming to an end, he replied: "I think so."
Benitez sidesteps Tevez link
The Argentine international, who lost his regular place in Ferguson's team when Dimitar Berbatov joined the club from Tottenham for £30.75m last August, added: "As a player I can't permit myself to play one game, but not another.
"And also, the World Cup is coming up. I see it very difficult to stay with Manchester United. That's the reality.
"You can score three or four goals and not play in the next game.
"It gets to your head. I need to play," said Tevez.
Tevez, who joined United from West Ham, claimed to have received offers from other clubs, including at least one La Liga club in Spain.
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