While it looked like the striker was set to complete a permanent switch to United in 2009, he rejected a five-year contract offer and joined bitter rivals City instead.
Tevez has had a distinguished career, going on to play for Juventus after his stint in the Premier League, as well as earning 76 caps for his country, and is now plying his trade back at boyhood club Boca Juniors.
But, when asked to reveal his dream team, he opted not to include any of his former City stars and instead picked an array of Red Devils legends, as well as Paul Pogba, who he played alongside at Juventus and Lionel Messi for Argentina.
‘If I retired and had to put together a farewell match, my team would be: Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Ibarra, Rio Ferdinand, Gabriel Heinze, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney. I’d stay on the bench,’ Tevez told Radio La Red.
Despite Tevez’s early success at United, club legend Gary Neville recently admitted that he was frustrated with the way the striker handled himself towards the end of his time at Old Trafford.
‘What annoyed me about Tevez was he downed tools in his second season, started sitting on the treatment bench, started coming out late for training, started messing around, he was playing the club and I couldn’t stand that,’ Neville told Sky Sports.
‘Particularly as I was at the time, a ferocious Manchester United person, never thought about anything else in my life only United every single day.
‘The idea that someone would come into that changing room and not be at their best, I understand he had circumstances, but his people were in his ear all the time, he was so led by his people and it was always going to come to an end like it did.
‘I felt disappointed as a professional he didn’t act the right way.’
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