Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he wished he had signed Carlos Tevez 12 months ago.

Tevez finally completed his protracted transfer to United on Friday afternoon, a year after Ferguson was first alerted to his availability.

"In his year at West Ham, Tevez proved himself to be an absolutely top player," reflected Ferguson. "Every time I saw him playing for West Ham last year, I thought to myself, I just wish we had done it last year. But there were too many complications at the time."

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