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Tevez: Rooney and I Proved Everyone Wrong

After Manchester United signed Carlos Tevez, there was a lot of fuss in the media over whether they were too similar to play alongside each other.

With a month or so in to the season played, it was shown that any worries people had were totally unfounded.

Tevez’s goal against Middlesbrough looked like sheer telepathy, with Rooney setting Carlos up perfectly, back-heeling it just to the space Tevez was running in to.

“There was all this nonsense about how myself and Wayne couldn’t play together but we showed everyone,” he said. “We have a perfect, intuitive understanding on the pitch, plus we get on brilliantly as pals. Give Wayne half a metre of space and he’ll pull out a brilliant goal. Wayne does amazing things, even when he has next to no space. As soon as I played with him, I copied his movement and explosiveness away from defenders, as there is far less time or space when you play for United than I’ve ever experienced.”

Do you prefer Rooney-Tevez or Rooney-Berbatov?

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  1. ManchesterMonkey says:

    Hope we sign him asap

  2. Ellioman says:

    Agreed. We have 3 great strikers and that’s what we need so they can all be fresh in all competitions. We can not afford to lose him.

  3. an Eritrean ManUtd fan says:

    i agree with tevez. now we have as many outstanding forwards as possible even if that bastard portugese (Ronaldo) leaves at the end of the season. so fergie should give him what he wants along side rooney or berba. tonight i am happy ronaldo is not playing.

  4. casandra says:

    I’ve read so much crap recently regarding Tevez said this Tevez said that it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on, what would be the point of letting him go when SAF has stressed the importance of working with four strikers (if you include Ronnny ) and until I hear it from the managers mouth it will just wash over me. It would be lunacy to let him go and end up panicking if say Rooney/Berba or both got long term injuries, it’s a sure bet that he will still be our player next season.

  5. suhayl says:

    Rooney tevez and ronny was the awesome awesome holy trinity last season. But no doubt berbs is class. So SAF has to make em all fit in somehow….which he has stated at. Cos not one of those 4 deserves to be on the bench. ESP NOT TEVO..

    ar gen tina
    ar gen tina
    ar gen tina

    Show em what youve got today carlitos

  6. DuudeLove says:

    I think they can all comfortably get 20 goals each between the 4 of them. That would be bloody brilliant. With all the qualities they have, i can’t see any combination not being able to work together. I’m more concerned about getting the balance right in midfield with all the options we have.

  7. ManU says:

    His agent is too greedy asking too much for Teves and MU could only retain him by signing an extended contract till end season. There will be injury before the season end and having him arround is the best reason. If possible MU should be selling off John Oshea because he is the worst player in the team and why Sir Alex is keeping him……are you blind to see he is the most useless player and worst of all lack of pace and ideas.

  8. Gapi says:

    @ ManU

    What kind of a fan are you? ManU for a name, Sheasy to go? What if Evra gets injured? What do we do then? Idiots like you really piss me off. Life isn’t like a fucking Football Manager game. I bet you wanted to get rid of Fletcher and Brown a few seasons ago…

  9. PeeJay says:

    OKAY … You want to stay. WE UNDERSTAND.
    For fuck’s sake if you’re deemed good enough and not too expensive you’ll be offered a contract, if not you can fuck off. Simple as.

  10. Just1n says:

    ^^You really don’t like Tevez. Every time he’s name is mentioned you post some shit about the guy.

  11. PeeJay says:

    It’s not that I don’t like him it’s that I find him a bit superfluous, we already have Rooney in that position and with a player like Rooney/Tevez you need a player like Berbatov. Seeing as Rooney is a lot better than Tevez I think that we should keep him if the price is low or sell him on if they ask for too much.

  12. Ishaq(South Africa) says:

    Fuck you Peejay…I would sell Ronaldo before I sell Tevez…The boy plays with his heart…thats all I could ever ask for.

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  14. PeeJay says:

    Sorry, aren’t the Orlando Pirates playing today? Why don’t you go and watch them you dickweed.


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