Manchester City rebel Carlos Tevez has spoken positively of his friends at Manchester United - and manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Tevez, in words which will not thaw his relations with City fans, named Ferguson as one of the two best managers he has worked for and singled out United stars Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs for praise.

"I know Ferguson didn't have the best relationship with me but together with (former Argentina coach Marcelo) Bielsa, those two are the best managers I had.

"Paul Scholes is the best professional, him Rooney and Giggs ... I have no words, they were excellent to me," he said.