Wayne Rooney wants Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez to stay on at Old Trafford when his loan period expires next year.
The Argentinian international has already indicated he would be happy to sign a permanent deal with the club, and Rooney is keen for Tevez to stay.
“I don’t see why that shouldn’t happen,” said Rooney. “Carlos enjoys playing his football here.
“He’s got his wife and child with him, who don’t live too far away from me.
“He’s a nice, quiet lad who gets on with his job and he’s enjoying his life.”
Tevez joined United last year and has formed a good understanding with Rooney and Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Carlos is a great player and works really hard for the team. I had no doubts at all we could play together,” Rooney continued.
“From his first day in training with us, you could see the qualities he had.
“I couldn’t wait to play alongside him. He’s been brilliant, he’s a battler, he works so hard for the team – it’s been unbelievable.”
Rooney, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League final against Chelsea, is hopeful that the game will be an open, Premier League-style encounter.
“I hope it’s like a Premier League game, an open game and end to end,” the 22-year-old added.
“If Chelsea go one up it is very difficult to get back at them as they are more defensive than us.
“If we go one up, we’d keep trying to get a second goal. That’s the main difference between the teams.
“To win the Champions League on the back of winning the league would be a great achievement, we just have to go there to enjoy it.”