Berbatov v Tevez? What about Rooney?

There has been a lot of talk recently about Carlos Tevez and his Manchester United future.

The Argentine had looked likely to make his loan move to Old Trafford permanent but the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov has put that in doubt.

Including Wayne Rooney, United have three quality strikers and, with Cristiano Ronaldo also able to lead the line, the Red Devils have an embarrassment of riches up front.

With Ferguson having the almost impossible task of keeping them all happy, and with the club already shelling out millions on Berbatov, the big debate is should they keep Tevez? And, if they do, who should win starting places?

But for some reason it seems to be a straight fight between Tevez and Berbatov. Why isn’t Wayne Rooney part of the debate?

Berbatov is the most complete Premier League striker since Thierry Henry and seems to be able to create assists and score goals in equal measure.

And Tevez is dogged and determined with a high work-rate and has the ability to both poach and score spectacular goals.

Rooney on the other hand, while his quality is not in doubt, still has question marks over his long-term fitness and his temperament.

Despite this Rooney’s place in the team is rarely questioned. Is he an automatic choice?

There is talk that United cannot afford Tevez but that seems unlikely as they are one of the richest clubs in the world.

If I was Sir Alex I would shell out for the Argentine and prepare Mr Rooney for a bit of time on the bench.