Diego Maradona paid a visit to Carrington last week to check out Carlos Tevez ahead of selecting his team for the Argentina vs Scotland game. The new Argie boss was impressed with Tevez, although acknowledges that our striker is fearful over his future at the club.

Whilst I think he will certainly stay, we have to remember that Tevez is mindful of his place in his International team, something whch might be threatened if he’s not starting for United.

“Tevez is worried about not being in United’s first-choice team,” said Maradona. “He’s got a challenge ahead of him to win himself a place among lots of extremely good players, including Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. But I saw he was in good shape and told him that the best way of showing his ability is to win the arm-wrestle against all the other players. Then he’ll give himself a good chance with the Argentine team. I believe in his ability and I know he features in Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans.”

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