'I have nothing to envy' - Ex-Manchester United star on Cristiano Ronaldo

Tevez Waves

Former Manchester United and City man Carlos Tevez got a bit tetchy when quizzed on his former teammate.

Carlos Tevez should remember fondly the moment he won the Champions League in 2008, part of the Manchester United team which beat Chelsea in Moscow.

Tevez formed part of a devastating attacking trio with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, only to see himself forced out 12 months later after the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov limited his playing time.

After an often controversial spell at Manchester City, the Argentine is presently enjoying life at Serie A champions Juventus, scoring six goals in 10 Serie A starts.

He is preparing for a big Champions League encounter against Real Madrid this week, where he has a chance to re-announce himself on the big stage.

We say that because Tevez has not scored a goal in the competition since 2009, during his United days.

Reminded of this fact at a pre-game press conference, he said: "Really it's been so long since my last goal in the Champions league? Well, hopefully tomorrow to finish this fast."

If he did know then he did well at hiding the fact it was playing on his mind, but Tevez doesn't seem like the type of guy who lets facts and figures play on his mind too much.

He was also quizzed on the career trajectory of former United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, in the running for the Ballon d'Or, while Tevez is not.

"Cristiano Ronaldo? I have nothing to envy."

We'd argue his 200 plus goals at Real Madrid, and star billing in the United team were reason why Tevez should admire him, but each to their own.

Both players certainly have differing views of Sir Alex Ferguson, with Tevez famously holding up a 'RIP Fergie' banner on City's title parade, and Ronaldo refers to the former United manager like a father.

The spiky response may just be Tevez' style, he has never been the most articulate of footballers, but it makes you wonder whether the pair ever really got on behind the scenes at all...

What do you think is behind Tevez' comments?

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