Manchester City caretaker manager Brian Kidd refused to speculate about Carlos Tevez's future after defeat to Norwich City.

Tevez was substituted on Sunday after 50 minutes against Norwich and the Argentinian was given a good ovation by the crowd - something his grin and wave made clear he appreciated - but Kidd would not be drawn on suggestions it could mean farewell.

He said: "I think that was just his appreciation to the crowd.

"That (substitution) was already decided beforehand. We had spoken to one another about it.

"They have put a shift in during the last few months and this week has been about trying to get some freshness in the team."