Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has revealed his preferred attack partner at Old Trafford.

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Rooney had tense relationships with Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistlerooy, and Robin van Persie, but none of them could match one particular striker in his eyes.

Instead, Man City legend Carlos Tevez receives the honor of being Roo’s favorite teammate.

They played together for two years and won a total of SIX trophies during that period.

Back-to-back Premier League victories in 2008 and 2009, as well as Champions League victory in 2008, were among the highlights.

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And Rooney said that they were ‘like bulls’ when it came to regaining possession of the ball from opponents, and that they ‘complemented’ each other brilliantly.

He told SportBible: “I just loved our connection. The two of us up front, we complimented each other really well.

“Normally if I played with Louis Saha, Ruud van Nistelrooy or Robin van Persie – these strikers were always the No9 and I’d play as a No10.

Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney

“With Tevez we could rotate, I’d be the No9, he’d take the No9 spot and I’d be No10. When we lost the ball we’d be like two bulls trying to get it back.

“As a strike partner, he was the one I enjoyed playing with the most.”

When Tevez controversially transferred to fierce local rivals Manchester City in the summer of 2009, the lethal duo split up.

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Rooney was left ‘devastated’ by the transfer.

The Derby County manager went on to say: “I enjoyed playing with him that much and I knew something was going on because there was the issue with his ownership in terms of whether it was the club or an agent.

“It was actually very cheap to buy him and for whatever reason we didn’t buy him. I think Man City got him for about £20million, which is incredible really.

“You saw what a great player he was when he went there. I was devastated.”

Tevez, who is now 38 years old, has yet to announce his official retirement from football after taking some time off following the death of his father.

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In the summer, he left his hometown club Boca Juniors and is now a free agent.

However, Tevez is apparently closing in on a move to MLS club DC United, the same team that Rooney played for in the United States.


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