TEVEZ'S STORY ABOUT ROONEY'S KIND GESTURE IN TRAINING
Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez were formidable together during their time at Manchester United. In an attacking trident that featured the great Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez wreaked havoc on defences in the Premier League and across Europe. Tevez joined United from West Ham in the summer of 2007 and enjoyed a stellar first season at the club.
The Argentine’s 19 goals and seven assists across all competitions helped the Red Devils achieve a Premier League and Champions League double in 2007/08. But despite scoring regularly and working brilliantly alongside Rooney and Ronaldo, Tevez was the butt of the jokes in the dressing room.
The reason? His car. Despite earning serious sums of money, Tevez didn’t invest in a luxury car before signing for United and instead drove to training in the Audi supplied by the club. He was ridiculed for that – until Rooney stepped in and helped out his strike partner.
Speaking to ESPN, Tevez revealed that at Manchester United training, players would turn up with a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. He said everyone, even the worst player, would have a Ferrari. He then added that he turned up in the Audi that the club gave him and they all bugged him about it, as if it was a Fiat 600. Tevez said that he told Rooney about it and the former England captain asked him to take the Lamborghini.
Well, that’s generosity in the extreme from Rooney – and also a tad crazy given that Tevez wasn’t insured on the car that was probably worth in excess of £200,000.Tevez expanded on his relationship with the England legend at United, adding that he was a player that he really identified with due to the fact they share similar backgrounds.
Tevez was certainly a fan favourite at United for a time, although he quickly became public enemy number one in the summer of 2009 after deciding to join Manchester City.