Dimitar Berbatov urges Manchester United to re-sign Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez would be a ‘great option’ for Manchester United, says Dimitar Berbatov (Getty Images)

Dimitar Berbatov has urged Manchester United to re-sign Carlos Tevez and believes the Argentine could provide a timely boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

United’s hopes of securing a top-four finish took another blow on Wednesday evening as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley.

Solskjaer, meanwhile, is keen to sign a new striker before the end of the January transfer window as Marcus Rashford faces around three months on the sidelines with a back injury.

Tevez has been linked with a surprise return to Old Trafford this week and Berbatov, who played alongside the 35-year-old before his controversial switch to Manchester City in 2009, says his former teammate has the right personality to help United in their current situation.

‘Tevez could be a great option and they need someone with his attitude,’ Berbatov told Betfair.

‘There have been reports linking Carlos Tevez back to United on loan, I say why not?!

Dimitar Berbatov played alongside Carlos Tevez at Manchester United (Getty Images)

‘When you have these loan deals it’s good to get someone who knows the place, knows the situation of the club and the fans.

‘Of course, he went to Man City but I’m sure the fans would welcome him back. If there is some truth in the story then it’s something that needs to be carefully thought about, the pros and cons need to be weighed up.

‘But, if there’s no other option, this could be the right one.

‘In the dressing room, he was quiet, a bit like me, but that’s not always important.

‘We all saw what he was like on the pitch, he would run like crazy, fight for his team, score goals and he would never give up until the final whistle and you could say that is what United need now.

Carlos Tevez won the FA Cup and the Premier League during his time at Manchester City (AFP via Getty Images)

‘There’s no one in the team that can bully someone from the opposition like Tevez, or Roy Keane, who would also rip your throat out if you didn’t work hard for the team.

‘Maybe they do need Carlos Tevez for that reason, he always had that quality of shouting and fighting for the team.

‘When he made the switch to City I didn’t pay much attention to it and I don’t think many others did.

‘It was a professional business way of doing things, yes he went to our rivals but it was his decision and we all said good luck to him.

Tevez held up a ‘RIP Fergie’ banner in a dig towards Sir Alex Ferguson (Sky)

‘As a professional I respected all my team mates and players that I played against, so whatever they did was their own business.

‘You need to respect and admire someone that players for their club and gives everything for them.

‘Many players have switched allegiances throughout their careers and I don’t think it’s a big deal in modern football anymore.’


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