Argentine star names Manchester United legend as best he's played with

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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez named a former Manchester United team-mate as the finest he has ever shared a dressing room with.

Carlos Tevez told El Pais that he is proud to line up alongside Andrea Pirlo on a weekly basis, but says Paul Scholes is the best he’s played with.

The Argentine’s Italian renaissance has continued this term at Juventus, as he sits joint top-scorer with Mauro Icardi in Serie A at present with 14 goals to date.

This comes on the back of a greatly successful first season in Italy last term, in which Tevez was pipped in the Capocannoniere race by only Ciro Immobile and Luca Toni.

His 19 goals on the domestic front were the most the 31-year-old had scored in league play since he bagged 20 for Manchester City in the 2010-11 Premier League campaign.

Tevez has become the focal point of a Juventus attack that lacked a centrepiece such as himself before his arrival, relying mainly on rotation between a number of players.

Partnered by either Fernando Llorente or Alvaro Morata up front, the Argentine is blessed to be supported by a talented midfield that is up there with the most prolific in Europe.

Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio all ply their trade in behind the Argentina international, with Pirlo pulling the strings from his traditional deep-lying role.

His rebirth of sorts in Turin bears resemblance to the revival Pirlo underwent upon arriving at Vinovo, cast aside by AC Milan in 2011 after a downturn in fortunes.

The Italian went on to become a flag-bearer at Juventus as the Old Lady has dominated Serie A in recent years, even in his advancing years.

Two years later Tevez joined the Bianconeri and the side continue to lord over the Italian top flight with Massimiliano Allegri now at the helm after Antonio Conte’s departure.

And Tevez has spoken of his delight at playing alongside Pirlo, though looked to his past at Manchester United to pinpoint his greatest ever team-mate.

He told El Pais: “Playing with Pirlo is such a pleasure. One day I’ll be able to say: I played with Pirlo. The best I’ve played with, however, is Paul Scholes.

Tevez spent two years with Scholes at Old Trafford, winning the Premier League twice and claiming both the League Cup and Champions League in his final season there.

Last term the Argentine lifted the Scudetto with Pirlo in support, with Juventus heavy favourites to win Serie A again with a nine point lead at the top of the table.

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