Sir Alex Ferguson wary of Carlos Tevez

We'll have to keep Carlos quiet! Fergie wary of Tevez impact in title decider

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06:33 GMT, 27 April 2012

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Manchester United old boy Carlos Tevez has already made his presence felt following his return to duty for Manchester City.

Ferguson branded Roberto Mancini's decision to recall Tevez after five months as an outcast an act of desperation.

After a slow start, Tevez has begun to repay the faith, scoring a hat-trick at Norwich a fortnight ago, a few days after opening his account for the season against West Brom.

Presence felt: Carlos Tevez has vastly improved Manchester City since returning to action following a five-month hiatus in his homeland

Presence felt: Carlos Tevez has vastly improved Manchester City since returning to action following a five-month hiatus in his homeland

Familiar foe: Tevez was key to United's success... and is now the same at City

Familiar foe: Tevez was key to United's success… and is now the same at City

Now Tevez is primed to face his former club, having already found the net three times in five previous games against them.

'We have not watched the games a lot, but he scored a hat-trick,' Ferguson said. 'That is an impact. We will just have to wait and see what he does on Monday.'

Tevez's presence is just one of the sub-plots to what is generally acknowledged to be the biggest game of the entire Premier League season, which City go into three points adrift of United but with a significantly better goal difference.