Argentina legend Diego Maradona admits he's a big fan of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and is convinced countryman Carlos Tevez can form a lethal strike-partnership with Wayne Rooney.

"Alex Ferguson has been a great manager - any manager who can have the success he has had must be very good," Maradona told the Mirror.

"Of course he likes Argentine players like Tevez, Heinze and Veron - Argentine players are the best in the world! He likes attacking players.

"Rooney is a fantastic player - young and fearless and has a passion for winning. As a pair Rooney and Tevez have everything. You just need to make sure their styles are suited - only time will tell.

"I like a few teams from England - Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and of course Manchester United. I watch as many games as I can from the Premier League. It is fast and exciting.

"I had opportunities to go to England, but I made the moves I wanted. If I was younger now and teams like Manchester and Chelsea asked me then I would seriously consider it.

"I like all the top teams but Boca Juniors are my team. Once I was in hospital and I made the doctor let me go the game - I had the drip in my arm and he came with me."