MANCHESTER UNITED legend Wayne Rooney has revealed his favourite Old Trafford strike partner.
Rooney developed frightening relationships with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistlerooy and Robin van Persie – but none were a match for one certain forward in his eyes.
Instead the honour of Roo’s favourite team-mate goes to Man City legend Carlos Tevez.
The pair spent two years playing together, winning a whopping SIX trophies in that time.
That included back-to-back Premier League titles in 2008 and 2009, as well as Champions League glory in 2008.
And Rooney revealed the pair of them were ‘like bulls’ when trying to win the ball back from opponents, and ‘complimented’ each other perfectly.
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.
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“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.”
The deadly duo separated when Tevez controversially moved to bitter local rivals Manchester City in the summer of 2009.
It was a transfer that left Rooney ‘devastated’.
The now Derby County boss continued: “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.”
Now 38, Tevez is yet to announce his official retirement as a player after taking some time off following the sad passing of his father.
He left hometown club Boca Juniors in the summer and is currently a free agent.
But the Rooney connection continues, with Tevez reportedly closing in on a move to MLS side DC United, the same team Rooney played for in the States.
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