Former Manchester United star and their current highest goalscorer of all-time Wayne Rooney has revealed that he was very much devastated when heearned that his former strike partner and friend Carlos Tevez would be leaving Old Trafford. The former Argentina international superstar broke the partnership between him and Rooney after he decided that he was not going to be signing a permanent contract following his loan transfer from fellow Premier League club West Ham United in 2009.

Tevez and Rooney were teammates for two years at Old Trafford, during which time the club won two Premier League titles and the Champions League. The Argentine was on a two-year loan deal at Man United, with the option to sign him on a permanent deal. Man City instead signed the player and Rooney was ‘devastated’ by his departure, which came in the same summer that Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid.

The former England captain also said that Tevez was his favourite footballer to play alongside. Rooney added that he knew something was not right about Tevez’s transfer at the time because there were some details that proved to be unclear about whether the striker’s ownership was of the club or his agent. The unsolved crisis was one of the reasons that led to his departure and Rooney has now revealed that as soon as he got a confirmation that Tevez was leaving, he immediately felt devastated and unhappy.

When Man United signed Tevez in 2007, there were questions about how he and Rooney would co-exist in the starting team. Both were considered to have similar attributes, and neither was a traditional number centre forward who would lead the line. Rooney concluded by saying that Tevez was the best player he ever played alongside.


Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar has disclosed that highly rated Barcelona youngster Pedri reminds him of Andres Iniesta. The Brazilian superstar made the comparison between Andres Iniesta and Pedriduring a recent interview with DAZN as he was asked to use one word to describe some players.

On Pedri, Neymar said classic and that he reminds him of Spanish football legend Iniesta. Neymar and Andres Iniesta were teammates at Barcelona for four years until the Brazilian left the club to sign for PSG in a world-record £200m fee. Young Barcelona midfielder Pedri has starred for the Catalan giants in the past two seasons on the back of his transfer from fellow Spanish team Las Palmas in the summer of 2020. Also, he has 12 caps for Spain. Pedri was the best young player at the Euro 2020 tournament held last summer as he helped his country to a last four place. They were knocked by eventual winners Spain via penalty shootout.

Pedri hasbeen very vocal about Barcelona legend Iniesta his idol. Andres Iniesta is still going strong as a professional footballer at the age of 38 at Vissel Kobe in the Japanese top flight.

Apart from Pedri, Neymar was also asked about PSG teammate Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane during the aforementioned interview. He used genius to describe Messi and Ronaldo. Neymar and Messi were teammates at Barcelona as part of a lethal front trio alongside Luis Suarez. Four years after his Barcelona exit, Messi went to join Neymar at French side PSG following his free transfer move to the club last summer on a two-year deal plus the option of a third year.

On Kane, Neymar used intelligent to describe the Tottenham Hotspur striker who recently broke the record for the most Premier League goals at one club.