Carlos Tevez has recalled his failed attempts to try and outshine Cristiano Ronaldo to training in the mornings during their time together at Man Utd.
The pair enjoyed great success at Old Trafford — winning two Premier League titles, the Champions League and several other trophies.
Tevez then decided to join rivals Man City in 2009 but that didn’t stop United’s great striker force, with Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov also providing goals.
The Argentine then went on to enjoy more success at Juventus and Boca Juniors.
Whatever your feelings are towards Tevez and his offence manner towards anything MUFC, he was a fine player. One of the Premier League’s best?
It won’t surprise you that Tevez, who had a bull terrier aura about him on the pitch, went a step too far to rival an ex-teammate’s desire and it backfired!
“If we trained at nine in the morning, you arrived at eight in the morning, he was already there,” Tevez said at an event, as quoted by AS. “At half past seven, he was already there. I mean, when can you fool this guy? One day I arrived at six in the morning to grab him and he was already there. Half asleep but he was there.”
You can almost picture the scene as Tevez rocks up to Carrington at 6am. Gobsmacked that Ronaldo was there, before everyone else again, to train.
That’s the level of dedication that has made Ronaldo one of the best footballers to play the game. Without it, who knows?