Carlos Tevez has revealed he would always cheer on Manchester City over another of his former clubs, Manchester United.
The Argentina forward spent two seasons at Old Trafford, scoring 34 goals in 99 appearances for the Red Devils, before moving on to the Etihad, where he racked up 73 goals in 148 games.
But despite his well-documented differences with then-City boss Roberto Mancini, the 31-year-old still has a soft spot for the club that he won the Premier League with in 2012.
Speaking in an interview with Manchester Evening News, the Boca Juniors striker made his preference abundantly clear.
“When Manchester United play Manchester City, I root for City,” he explained.
“To see City go from a neighbour team, if you will, to one of the big clubs in Europe, it makes me proud. I am a City fan.”
Tevez was named the Manchester City Official Supporter’s Player of the Year for the 2009/10 season, picking up the Players’ Player of the Year award for the same campaign.
He left the Etihad in the summer of 2013, moving to Juventus in Italy where he won back-to-back Serie A crowns as well as the Coppa Italia last term.
Part of the team that reached the final of the Champions League, Tevez has since moved on to Boca Juniors, where he has already won the Copa Argentina and Primera Division Apertura title.
He remains a popular figure in Manchester, despite playing for the city’s two bitter rivals.
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