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The Neverending Carlos Tevez Saga

For those who don’t know the story of Carlos Tevez, here’s a brief summary: Argentinian star joins Manchester United in controversial circumstances and becomes cult hero, helping United win two Premier League titles, a League Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, and the 2007/8 UEFA Champions League.

After a lengthy contact dispute, Tevez decides to leave United for City, causing uproar among United fans and jubilation among City followers. He quickly becomes a fan favorite and club captain, before asking for a transfer and changing his mind several times over. Some months later, he refuses to come on as a substitute in a key Champions League game, and is suspended by the club and told he’ll never play for City again.

Well, now he’s back for City (after a few months in Argentina perfecting his golf game) and in top form, heading into a crucial game against his former side. Don’t bet against him grabbing the headlines on Monday, one way or the other.

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