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Manchester United Are Lining Up Sensational Loan Move For Former Striker Carlos Tevez

Manchester United Are Lining Up Sensational Loan Move For Former Striker Carlos Tevez

Manchester United have identified former striker Carlos Tevez as a possible replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford.

The England international is expected to be out for at least six weeks with a stress fracture, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the club are reportedly looking for alternative options in the transfer window.

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For the majority of this month, United have been linked with a move for Bruno Fernandes, but it now looks like another name is on the agenda in Argentinian striker Tevez.

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Image: PA

It is being reported that the 35-year-old could be brought to Old Trafford on a loan spell until the end of the current season, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.

Tevez, who has only scored three goals in 10 league games for Boca this season, is not in the plans of their current hierachy.

And with the striker's contract due to expire in June 2020, it appears United are apparently keen on a move described as "a low cost solution".

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The sensational rumour comes 11 years after Tevez controversially left Old Trafford for local rivals Manchester City.

In that spell under Sir Alex Ferguson, Tevez became a key figure in a star studded side that lifted two Premier League titles and a Champions League between 2007 and 2009.

But despite scoring 34 goals in that time, the striker was not given a new deal by The Reds and in a shock move, he left to join their local rivals City.

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It was clear, at the time, that United fans wanted Tevez to join on a permanent basis but it never quite happened.

Back in 2018, the Argentinian forward actually revealed the reasons behind the transfer, as well as lifting the lid on his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Image: PA

The 32-year-old explains he was forced into making a decision when United's promised offer never materialised:

"I went to [Manchester] United for two years on loan, and in the final year Ferguson told me that they were going to buy me permanently." he said via The Daily Mirror.

"We got to the Champions League final in Rome and I didn't have any contract on the table, even though they'd spent the whole year telling me that.

"So I went to City and they complained about it but I never had the option of signing for United so I was free. With Ferguson nothing bad happened, it was a normal relationship."

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Carlos Tevez, Transfers

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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