On the final day of last season, I really wanted to see United relegate West Ham, the club that took great pride in denying United titles in the past. With the league wrapped up and an FA Cup final on the way, our players lacked the motivation to go out and get the win. They beat us 1-0 in what proved to be a dull and lifeless game. We lifted the trophy at the final whistle and West Ham fans celebrated their escape from final day depression.
Carlos Tevez, who had been linked with United at the time, scored the only goal of the game, and celebrated wildly with their fans. He ended the season West Ham’s highest scorer, with the majority of fans hailing him as the reason they stayed in the Premiership.
Almost a year to the day later, West Ham travelled to Old Trafford again, again with the hope of getting a win, their fourth successive victory in a row, to leave our title hopes hanging in the balance. This time though, Carlos Tevez was wearing the red of United.
United finished the day 4-1 winners, with Carlos Tevez scoring the best goal of his United career. The West Ham fans applauded him whilst he celebrated with his United team mates.
Today, Carlos Tevez has spoken about how special it was to win the title with United on Sunday.
“I am very happy,” he said. “This is one of the best things to have happened to me in my life. I had two-and-a-half years without winning a title so I was getting used to that, and I didn’t like it. It’s been wonderful to win the title next to players like Ronaldo and Rooney and many other good players, but the most important thing is the team, not just the good players. Now it would be great to win the Champions League. I am going to do everything I can to ensure that we take that title too. I know that it is important to win finals. It would be like something out of a dream if I can also win the Champions League in my first year with this team.”
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