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The 38-year-old Argentine forward, who most recently played for Boca Juniors, was brought to Old Trafford by Sir Alex Ferguson in a loan deal from West Ham.
Tevez forged a formidable partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo and Rooney in an attacking trident and scored 34 times in 99 appearances for the Red Devils.
The ex-United star lifted two Premier League titles, a Champions League and a League Cup during his spell at Old Trafford before signing for crosstown rivals Manchester City in 2009.
Tevez claimed that he would see the “worst player” at United turn up to the club in a Ferrari while he drove an Audi supplied by the Red Devils.
The former City striker added that his ex-United teammates “all bugged me about” driving an Audi, with Rooney eventually offering him the keys to his Lamborghini.
“At Manchester United training, players would turn up with a Ferrari or a Lamborghini,” Tevez told ESPN in 2019.
“Everyone, even the worst player, would have a Ferrari.
“I turned up in the Audi that the club gave you and they all bugged me about it, as if it was a Fiat 600.
“I spoke to Rooney and, the crazy guy that he is, he told me ‘take the Lamborghini.’
“I went, without registering, around Manchester with this car, he gave it to me.”
Tevez went on to capture a Premier League title and an FA Cup at City before signing for Juventus in 2013.
The former Argentina international spent two seasons in Turin and would later return for a second spell at Boca Juniors before playing for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
Tevez returned to Boca Juniors for the third time in 2018, with the ex-Juventus and West Ham man exiting his boyhood Argentine club in 2021.
Speaking on his relationship with ex-United teammate Rooney, Tevez admitted that he “identified a lot” with the Red Devils and England’s record goalscorer.
“I identified a lot with him because of where he came from, a poor area of Liverpool,” he said.
“He always fought for the ball as if it were his last, the same way I played. I saw myself reflected in him.”
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