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Tevez: I didn't think Man Utd players would accept me

Carlos Tevez admits he feared the reception he would receive from Manchester United's senior players when he first moved to Old Trafford.

"When I arrived in the summer I must admit that I had doubts after all that had happened," Tevez told the Daily Mail. "In particular I didn't know how the senior players at the club would be with me.

"Yes, I was nervous for the first time in a long time. But from the very first day players like Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand did all they could to help me. I was amazed.

"These players are the stars and the symbol and image of this great club. In many ways they sum United up.

"United are superb in terms of professionalism. No detail is missed and that is one of the reasons I set the club apart from the others. With players like Giggs and Scholes at its heart the club will not fail."

Tevez added: "I am at Manchester United because of Sir Alex Ferguson. He has total confidence in me and he was key to my arrival here.

"I suffered an awful lot in order to leave West Ham but now I am very satisfied with what I did. It was painful and people talked about my reputation but it has been worth it.

"Ferguson is like a master to me, like a teacher. He is always giving me advice and helping my football get to the right level, the next level.

"That is so valuable because when I first came to England at West Ham there was nobody there to do that. Even the best players need help.

"His assistant, Carlos Queiroz, is the one next to the players in training all the time. But Ferguson is in control, make no mistake. I remember after my first goal for United against Chelsea. Ferguson was very emotional with me. But then he just asked me for some more goals!"

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