Cristiano Ronaldo might have finished third in the FIFA world player of the year awards in December, yet Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has declared that Carlos Tevez has been his player of the season for the Red Devils so far. The Daily Mirror report that the Scot is chuffed to bits with the Argentinian’s contribution for the champions since joining from West Ham in the summer.
Despite Ronaldo scoring 18 goals and providing numerous assists, Fergie picked out Tevez (above) as his top performer.
The Argentina striker has scored 10 times since joining from West Ham in August and boss Ferguson said: “We’re delighted with Tevez, so I think I’d have to plump for him.
“He’s been excellent and he’s scored a lot of goals. He has a fantastic appetite for his football and has really endeared himself to the players and fans. They know they’ve got someone who will try his heart out.
“For someone his age to come over here and show that sort of appetite for the game, it’s been great to see.”
Do you agree with Fergie’s assessment that Tevez has been top dog for United this campaign? It’s surely hard to argue that his contribution has been at the same level as the mercurial Ronaldo, who has bounced back from his early-season red card at Fratton Park to go on a trail-blazing run of goals for the champions.