He complimented the pair of United stars and chipped in with 19 goals in all competitions in the 2007/08 campaign, winning the Premier League and Champions League.
The feisty Argentine bagged a further 15 goals in the following season as he helped his side defend their title.
Tevez was a major part of United's success, scoring a range of goals and defending from the front with his tenacious style.
Fans adored 'The Pitbull of Manchester United' during his glittering spell at the club, loving his commitment and work rate.
Rooney, who played alongside the likes of Ronaldo, Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie, among others, paid Tevez the ultimate compliment - by naming him as his preferred strike partner.
The United legend said: "Tevez would be my preferred partner
"We suited each other's games. Louis Saha was brilliant as well but the thing with Tevez we worked off each other and we'd stick with each other. He'd go around and I'd go behind.
"I'll always remember it must have been horrible for defenders to face. When we haven't got the ball we'd be in their face.
"There was a lot talk when he signed that we wouldn't be able to play together.
"We hit it off from the start and played well together. I really enjoyed playing with him."
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