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New Shanghai Shenhua boss Wu Jingui: Tevez won't play while overweight

New Shanghai Shenhua boss Wu Jingui is furious with the lack of fitness of star striker Carlos Tevez.

The former Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City star became the world's highest-paid player when he joined Shenhua from Argentine side Boca Juniors in December but has struggled for form in China, scoring just twice in 11 appearances.

And Wu says he won't select the £650,000-a-week striker due to his fitness problems.

"I won't pick him right now. He's not ready physically. He's not fit to play," said Wu.

"He is overweight, along with [Fredy] Guarin. I have to take responsibility for the team and the players as well.

"If you are unable do your utmost to play, there's no point in picking you. I have coached lots of big stars, and my players are never picked on reputation."

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