Manchester United have announced that they have finally completed the protracted signing of Argentina forward Carlos Tevez.

The 23-year-old joins the Red Devils on a two-year loan, after securing his release from West Ham United.

A United club statement said: "Manchester United is delighted to announce that Carlos Tevez has been registered as a member of its first-team squad by the Premier League."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted to finally have Tevez at his disposal, but says the South American ace will not feature in the Premier League opener against Reading this weekend.