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Man City defender Richards would not swap Tevez for Man Utd striker Rooney

Micah Richards says he wouldn't swap Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez for any striker in the world.

insists he wouldn't swap Carlos Tevez for any other striker - even after getting a close-up of the sensational Wayne Rooney strike that won the derby for Manchester United.

"Look, Rooney is a world-class player but so is Carlos Tevez - and we're happy to have Carlos," said the 22-year-old City defender.

"Carlos has carried us this season - along with Vincent Kompany. They have been our two outstanding players and David Silva has not been far behind.

"I think the squad we have can match any team in the Premier League, but our problem is that when we've got to a high position we've been knocked down.

"When we get that winning mentality and the belief that every game is must-win, it's only a matter of time before we become a top team."

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