But for one player in this United team, his journey in English football is absolutely EXTRA-ORDINARY.
For me, the stage was already set in last season’s finale when West Ham came to Old Trafford for a must win game to avoid relegation. And it was this little fella that scored the winning the goal that help the Hammers survival in the Premiership thus earning a round of applause from 70,000 attendees who watch that game. Among them was Sir Alex Ferguson, whom I believe knew exactly what he wanted to spearhead United’s challenge for the following season.
If Fergie needed to thank one particular player for helping United retaining their crown this season, no it’s not RONALDO or ROONEY or NANI or GIGGS or SCHOLES but without a doubt it has to be Carlos TEVEZ himself. If you think I’m simply being biased than let me give you three reasons why: -
- It was he who scored the only goal at Anflied against fierce rival Liverpool back in December
- It was he who scored a last minute equalizer against Spur back in February
- He also scored a last minute equalizer against Blackburn in April.
Take away them, and United will have already conceded the title to Chelsea even before the kickoff against Wigan.
From the way it looks like, TEVEZ is the type of player that is made for those special types of occasions and should definitely lead United’s attack in Moscow. After all we already knew how special he was a long time ago. But we will get into that later.
For now, congratulations to him on becoming the third Argentine player to win a Premiership medal with the Red Devils, following the footstep of Juan Sebastian VERON (2003) and Gabriel HEINZE (2007). Truly a living legend.