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How good can Tevez be for Manchester United?

I’m going to go out on the proverbial ledge and put this out – shoot it down if you will, but not before thinking this through.

Carlos Tevez is going to be THE catch of the season this summer – and if Manchester United are able to sign him, they will have brought in a player who has the never-say-die spirit of Robson, Cantona and Keane, and the drive to keep battling at 110% from start till finish.

This season Manchester United fans have looked at Chelsea’s Michael Essien with a bit of envy – Robben’s loss to Chelsea was balanced and more than made up for by by Cristiano Ronaldo, but the loss of Essien has never been properly coped with. It is not so much that we need a dynamo like him in midfield – it’s the spirit that this type of player brings to the team that lefts everyone up and gets them going again.

Alan Smith has his moments, but lack of technical ability limits him to hacking down opponents who are more skillful than him. Rooney has the ability and the mindset but he gets frustrated when he’s isolated.

Giving Rooney a combative strike partner will allow both players to share the battling responsibilities, allow them to rotate and most importantly, will give Manchester United a star option that Ferguson can put in the starting lineup or on the bench and rest assured that this player can change the game in favor of Manchester United.

The current Manchester United’s team’s journey has just begun – and while we need balance, we also need more matchwinners. Relying on Ronaldo, Rooney and Rio is not enough.

Sometimes, just sometimes, superstars have their place in the squad. Tevez can be a matchwinner for Manchester United, and what’s more, he can be a regular starter as well.

Will he replace Essien? In spirit, yes, even if we still need Hargreaves to fill that midfield spot.

Let me know what you guys think about Tevez, and whether he’s a good fit for United.

16 Comments

16 Comments

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  2. PeturPol

    May 11, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    I think Tevez would be a wonderful addition, if he brings the same spirit to our team (we must remember, that it’s easier to stand out in a relegation threatened team, than it would be on a league winning one), but I am sure that he has developed this “English” type of spirit. I don’t think he would be a 20+ goals a year player but with a strike force of Ronaldo-Rooney-Tevez, we would be fierceful

  3. Red Ranter

    May 11, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    He is good, make no mistake about that. Although his finishing has been dodgy in Argentina and West Ham colours (or is it because he needed time to settle into WHU). Anyway, the advantage with Tevez is that he can also play on a wide position, solving problems with two positions.

  4. Ahmed Bilal

    May 11, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    I’m not too keen on getting multi-purpose players but the beauty with players like Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez and Robbie Keane is that you can play them on either wing, or as lead strikers (yes, I assure you Ronaldo would do well there) or as support strikers.

  5. Keith Moses Kaira II

    May 12, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Tevez would be perfect for United. And would negate the need to replace Giggs. A United playing with Tevez on the right, Rooney in the middle, Ronaldo on the left with Saha or another center foward up top would take some beating….

  6. BountyHunta

    May 12, 2007 at 10:54 am

    I think that Tevez is too similar to Rooney. We need someone tall, athletic and good in the air. The ideal centre forward partnerships are usually formed between two strikers who’s attributes are contrasting but compliment each other and the team. We already lack a striker who is strong in the air and with Tevez & Rooney we will lack someone who has athletic pace. I think Berbatov or Eto’o would be perfect, although I can’t see the former coming to OT I think the unsettled Eto’o wants a move to the EPL and for once because of his circumstances at Barca I am convinced that we can aquire a player of that stature. Rooney gives us all the fight we need upfront, where we really need the battler is in the middle of the park or we will have matches where we are paralysed in midfield.

  7. amiaq ferguson

    May 21, 2007 at 8:01 am

    I never doubt that he will be the best buy for us this summer. Not only his spirit is priceless, but also his technical abilities. Compare him to others, I think he is one of few striker who mastered in freekick, another section where MU has done very poorly this season. He also can give the physical presence to MU in which MU really lack of. With him and OH in ourside, we can take revenge on Milan next season.

  8. George Georgiou

    May 21, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Imagine a trible in attack… Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez! who can stop them?? i agree that we need a tall and etc striker…but Tevez is not just a striker. Tevez is a fighter…a real one! His spirit, his techique, his skill…and he is already adapted to life in england! what do we need more??? Tevez is a gold transfer if we got him!! Go fergie

  9. Roshan MOHABER

    June 4, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Hi,

    I am a fanof Man Utd for almost 30 years. English football is a tradition in our family, as my elder brother is a Liverpool fan.

    Before Tevez moved for the Premiership, I was a fan of him. He has mixed qualities of Giggs, Rooney, Scholes, Ronaldo and Keano as well. For me, he is the best player in the Premiership. I would be extremely delighted if Sir Alex will move for him. What a quality squad, it would be for Sir Alex, with Ronaldo, Giggs, Scholes, Rooney, Smith, Nani, Anderson, Hargreaves, Ferdinand, Vidic, Van der Saar, and Brown amongst others.

    If we move for Tevez, for sure, we shall more silver wares.

    I am a fan of Man Utd and Tevez. Needless to say more.

    Roshan MOHABEER
    MAURITIUS

  10. conor

    June 5, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    He would fit into our team perfectly, he might not score 20 himself, but i would definitely bet on him getting us at least 10 goals himself and a minimum of another 15 assists. In a 4-2-3-1 it would work perfectly as these four front players:
    Rooney
    Nani – Tevez – Ronaldo

    Tevez
    Anderson – Rooney – Ronaldo

    Rooney
    Nani – Anderson – Ronaldo

    Giving people time for much needer rest. And none of those four included giggs, scholes or saha so tevez would be the perfect signing to end our terrific summer spending spree before most others have even started.

  11. Khalid

    June 12, 2007 at 10:42 am

    i think signing Tevez would be a very wise move for Manchester. he is a player who can perform brilliantly on big occasion unlike current Manchester players. who play like 7 year olds against giants.

  12. G Howe

    June 14, 2007 at 2:15 am

    Tevez is a must for MU. Saha is just not good enough

  13. gfhhhhhhhhhhrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhf

    June 29, 2007 at 10:31 am

    i dont think he will be like rooney when he cums to ot he more like owen if he cums hes young good three kick taker hard shots and great pace if he signs im having tevez on mi back and we will win eveything remember when he wore a man u top on a interview for ccorinthions he luvs man u

  14. matt

    July 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Tezez rocks.Hes playing at a crappy club like West Ham and is still scoring goals.

  15. matt

    July 4, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    by the way this page sucks

  16. Prashant

    January 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    And the fact is … SAF says tevez is the best player in epl right now…

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