Manchester City players continue to back Carlos Tevez, despite him going AWOL during the season.

Tevez's absence is likely to have cost City the title, but he can do no wrong as far as his teammates are concerned.

The Daily Mail says players have been impressed by Tevez's application since his return in February, and although some do not agree with how the 28-year-old forward has conducted himself, they do not doubt value on the pitch.