Carlos Tevez turned 35 a week ago and the enigmatic Argentine has enjoyed success all through his highly controversial career. The Premier League got to know a highly talented and flamboyant forward during his 7-year stint in England.
Before his move to West Ham Tevez had been involved in transfer dispute I his former club Corinthians and it was no surprise when he forced a move to United in the summer of 2007. It was at Old Trafford that the Argentine ace would form a deadly frontline with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney
Sir Alex Ferguson secured the player on a two-year loan from West Ham and he immediately got the best out of the former Boca Junior ace. Quick, nimble-footed with an eye for goal, Tevez became one of the attacking weapons used by United to obliterate teams during the period of Premier League dominance.
However, his time at United was not without problems as the player was accused of not capable of striking an effective partnership with England golden boy Wayne Rooney. This meant that he spent the majority of the second season of his loan on the bench.
Typical of his character Tevez spoke out at his inability to get into the first team. Despite the immense support from United fans for the player due to his commitment and work rate to the cause it became apparent that he would not renew with the club at the end of the loan stint.
United offered a late contract in the summer of 2009 but it was too late as the Argentine had been swayed by the new money in the blue side of Manchester.
United fans would always look back and think fondly of the Argentine that won 6 trophies in two seasons and wonder what could have been if he stayed longer.