Wayne Rooney on the player he was ‘devastated’ to see leave Man United


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Tevez and Rooney were teammates at Old Trafford for two years, during which time the club won two Premier League crowns as well as the Champions League.

The Argentine was on a two-year loan at Manchester United, with the option to buy him permanently. Man City instead signed him, and Rooney was ‘devastated’ by his departure, which occurred in the same summer that Cristiano Ronaldo went for Real Madrid.

The former England captain also stated that Tevez is his favorite player to play with.

Wayne Rooney: “I was heartbroken when Manchester United did not sign Carlos Tevez.” “It was absolutely upsetting. I had a lot of fun playing with him “When questioned about Tevez, Rooney told SportBible.

“I knew something was up because there was a dispute over who owned him, whether it was the club or an agent.

“We could have bought him for a very low price, but for whatever reason, we did not. Man City probably paid around £20 million for him, which is extraordinary.

“When he went there, you noticed what a fantastic player he was. I was heartbroken.”

Rooney: Tevez was my favorite player to play with.
When Manchester United signed Tevez in 2007, there were concerns about how he and Rooney would get along in the starting lineup. Both were thought to have comparable qualities, and neither was a classic number one center-forward who would lead the line.

Rooney, on the other hand, has stated that their similarities are what makes them such a great combination and that Tevez was his favorite footballer to play alongside.

“I simply loved our connection, the two of us upfront, we complemented one other really well,” Derby County manager Gary Rowett remarked.

“If I was playing with Louis Saha, Ruud van Nistelrooy, or Robin van Persie. These strikers were always number nines, and I was a number ten.

“We could alternate with Tevez. I’d be number nine, he’d be number nine, and I’d be number ten. When we lost the ball, we’d be like two bulls attempting to reclaim it.

“He was the strike partner I enjoyed playing with the most.”

Before joining Man City, the Argentine scored 34 goals in 99 outings for the Red Devils and was well-liked by United fans.

Alex Ferguson explains why he did not sign Carlos Tevez to a new contract.
In his second autobiography, Alex Ferguson recalls that Manchester United offered £25 million to recruit the forward on a permanent basis. (A third party owned the player’s ‘economic rights.’)

Ferguson, on the other hand, feels Tevez’s representatives ‘played’ rival Premier League teams against one another.

According to the Scot, Chelsea offered £35 million for Tevez, and Man City’s offer was rumored to be worth £47 million. The former Manchester United boss stated that he would not match these unverified transfer amounts.

“I wouldn’t have paid that type of money, wonderful player as he was,” Ferguson admits, before admitting his “error” in postponing the Tevez offer.

Tevez’s performances in his debut season for the club, in which he scored 19 goals in 48 games and helped the club win the Premier League and the Champions League, pleased the Scot.

Ferguson also mentions that he was so delighted with the forward’s work rate that he kept him on the field instead of substituting Rooney in the European Cup final in Moscow.

However, he stated that the Argentine was “not a terrific trainer,” and as a result, he postponed making a choice on whether to pursue the striker.

Ferguson also struggled to fit Rooney, Tevez, Ronaldo, and Dimitar Berbatov into the same starting XI.

Ferguson says that after Manchester United lost to Barcelona in the 2011 Champions League final, Tevez informed him, “You never showed any great desire to sign me permanently.”

Ferguson indicated that he wanted to see how the season progressed and that the forward had not appeared in enough games this season.

Tevez, on the other hand, joined Manchester City two months later and helped the team win the FA Cup and the Premier League.

He left for Juventus in 2013 and went on to play for Boca Juniors and Shanghai Shenhua before retiring last year.

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