Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed his 23-year-old Argentine international striker Carlos Tevez as the new Eric Cantona and has likened Tevez’s knack of cropping with match-saving goals to that of the French legend.
Sir Alex observes:
Carlos reminds me of Eric Cantona in the way that he has a knack of rising to the occasion with a goal just when it’s needed.
He often comes up with the goods away from home when you are up against it. I don’t think anything fazes him and he keeps his cool in the box.
Tevez is proving a master at scoring the really important goals – the ones that give you a win or a draw, especially away from home.
He did it at Tottenham to salvage a point as he made the result 1-1. He scored for a 1-0 win at Liverpool and now he has rescued us again by finding the net late and nullifying Lyon’s lead.
Indeed, Tevez hasn’t scored as many goals as he was supposed to be when he was controversially signed from fellow Premiership side West Ham United (or was he signed from MSI!?) in the summer but the former Corinthians striker has certainly become one of the main pieces in Sir Alex’s Man Uited jigsaw.