Keep in mind, "far more" was referring to a few aspects of soccer. Not as players in general. And in the last 10 matches of last season I saw Wayne Rooney help lift United to a title. A relegation battle is a high pressure situation but times that by 10 and you get the pressure sitation of a title race. Not to mention United were playing in 3 competitions as opposed to the one Tevez was playing. Yea, Tevez showed his hunger to win, has Rooney showed anything less? Especially playing for United?
As far as discipline, in a United shirt Rooney is a different animal. He's still, well quite frankly an ******* but he wasn't sent off last year and if I can recall correctly he has only been sent off once for United. For England, I'll agree with you saying that mentally Rooney is a bit of a train wreck but the England set up can be a bit of a train wreck to be honest.
Tevez was great at the Olympics but the Olympics aren't a big deal in the whole scheme of things in soccer. First of all performing great as a teenager is great and all but its a U-23 tournament...... You get the three overage players but for the most part its a U-23 tournament. And even for it being a U-23 tournament not that many teams send the best U-23 team they can send. From your statement you make it seem like Tevez led a decent Argentina to glory by doing everything on the pitch. He played well but that Argentina team was stacked and was by far the best team in that tournament. Take a look at the squads in that tourney, not a single team comes close to the quality Argentina put out there.
I'm not taking away anything from Tevez, but Olympic soccer is just not that great an accomplishment... Again it's a U-23 tourney...
I'm not sure what being protected by Ferguson means. I mean he was performing at a pretty high level for United as a teenager. That's not very easy. I respect the Argentina and Brazillian leagues but I think peforming at a high level for Manchester United is proving yourself enough.
MESSI >>> Tevez & Rooney