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Carlos Tevez names SEVEN Man Utd stars including Pogba, Rooney and Ronaldo in team-mates XI but snubs rivals City

LEGENDARY Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez has named SEVEN Manchester United players in his best team-mates XI.

But the former West Ham and Juventus striker failed to pick a single Manchester City player in the lineup despite spending more time at the Etihad than Old Trafford.

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The iconic striker now plays for boyhood club Boca Juniors and was recently asked about the best players he ever played with.

And the 36-year-old replied: "If I retired and had to put together a farewell match, my team would be…

"Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Ibarra, Rio Ferdinand, Gabriel Heinze, Patrice Evra [in defence].

"Paul Scholes, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba [in midfield].

"Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney [in attack]. I’d stay on the bench."

Tevez arrived in England in 2006 – signing for West Ham alongside fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano in one of the most remarkable transfers of all time.

And the striker quickly became a hero among the East London faithful where he is still adored.

After taking some time to get fit, he scored seven goals in the Hammers' last ten Premier League games to help them pull of a 'Great Escape' and stay up on the last day of the 2006-07 season.

Tevez scored the only goal on the final day of the campaign – a famous 1-0 win for West Ham at Old Trafford.

He left for United that summer and went on to score 34 goals in 99 games for the Reds before a controversial switch to local rivals City in 2009.

The Argentine international went on to spend four years at the Etihad scoring 73 goals from 148 games but he clearly didn't rate any of his team-mates too much.

Despite a decorated career including three Premier Leagues, one Champions League, an FA Cup, a League Cup and two Serie A titles, Tevez recently admitted his heart still lies in East London.

He added: "If I had to go back to Europe, I’d go to West Ham to be applauded where I am loved.

“I don’t want to rule anything out because I don’t want to be a slave to my words."

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