Writing in the Daily Mail, Redknapp reasoned: "So what does Mancini do now? Surely he would rather not pick him, or have him around at all. Tevez might have to wait for an emergency before he gets a chance. Balotelli and Yaya Toure are available again and so Tevez will have to work hard, play for the reserves and show patience.
"Is he capable of that? It's up to Tevez. He has to show contrition and build bridges. What works in his favour is that when he plays, he plays; you get the full all-action hero with a passion, desire and will to win. That's when he agrees to play.
"And even if his likely motive is a move away in the summer, he has to have missed playing, doesn't he?"