Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Carlos Tevez - Manu's Next big thing?

Carlos Tevez is now officially a United player after the Argentina striker was registered with the Premier League.

It ends months of speculation linking the former West Ham forward with a move to Old Trafford. The club revealed to ManUtd.com on Friday: "We're delighted to announce that Carlos Tevez has been registered as a member of our first-team squad by the Premier League."

The 23-year-old striker, who will wear the same No.32 shirt he wore at West Ham, is eligible to play in Sunday's match against Reading at Old Trafford, but Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to use the striker, which could mean a midweek outing at Portsmouth or, more likely, a part in next Sunday's Manchester Derby.

Tevez has been keeping himself in shape by training with the Reds this week, and he's already impressed his new employers. “Carlos surprised us in the training sessions last week,” Sir Alex said. “After the Copa America, and with only a short holiday, I thought he might need more training. But he did very well and looked in great shape.

“He might be involved against Manchester City, but it’s difficult to assess what part he'll play because if you put somebody into a derby game, you have to make sure they’re spot on. It’s not a game in which you get time. It’s always frenetic against your local rivals. We’ll measure it. Now that we know he can play, we can make the decision quite easily.”

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