Carlos Tevez says he and Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney can play together.

Tevez will replace the injured Rooney for tomorrow's match at Portsmouth and said: "The best players should play with each other; great players need to play next to each other. It's a big blow to lose Wayne now; he's a great player and will be difficult to replace but my aim is to help this team like I helped West Ham.

"It hurt to leave West Ham; it was difficult, but joining Manchester United is a great opportunity. I am very happy here; it's remarkable to be with a group of people who are football stars but are also humble as human beings."