Carlos Tevez is playing the best football of his career and could fire Juventus to yet more domestic glory.
The Old Lady won for the tenth time in 12 league outings with a 3-0 thumping of Lazio on Saturday evening, with their number 10 on the scoresheet yet again alongside French midfielder Paul Pogba who scored twice.
And despite previous successful spells in England with both Manchester clubs, his growing maturity has led to an increase in his game that is now seeing the current champions reap the rewards in return.
During his time in the Premier League he won three league titles by playing a starring role in each of them.
At Manchester United he formed a formidable attacking partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and won the league and Champions League double in his first season at the club by scoring 19 goals in all competitions.
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The arrival of Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur saw him marginalised by Sir Alex Ferguson, but 2009 saw him raising the trophy aloft again as United held off Rafael Benitez’s Liverpool to make in 19 league titles in total.
His controversial transfer to neighbours Manchester City was a sign of the club’s growing prowess, and after Roberto Mancini replaced Mark Hughes his time at the Etihad Stadium became bittersweet.
The Argentine guided them to the FA Cup in 2011, before returning from a lengthy exodus to see them pip United to the ultimate prize one year later.
After watching United race to the title during Ferguson’s last year in the job, he departed for Turin unwilling to play a part in the rebuilding job that would be done by new manager Manuel Pellegrini.
He immediately took to Italian football like a duck to water, scoring 21 times in all competitions and narrowly missing out to then Torino forward Ciro Immobile in the race for the Golden Boot.
The 30-year-old has started this season under Massimiliano Allegri in excellent form, and has 9 goals and 5 assists in 11 games so far, totting up 45 shots along the way.
He helped put Roma to the sword when the pair clashed earlier in the season, and also scored a memorable double against Swedish side Malmo to bolster their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages in the Champions League.
His outstanding form coupled with the appointment of Gerard Martino as manager as the national team has also seen him recalled to the Argentina side after previously being overlooked by Alejandro Sabella.
If he continues to maintain such excellence it could be another memorable season for fans of the Old Lady and see them retain their title yet again.
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