Mark Hughes has assured Manchester City fans they have not seen the best of Carlos Tevez.
City supporters have afforded the Argentina star hero status at Eastlands following his big-money summer move from fierce rivals United.
He rewarded them with his first Blues goal at Selhurst Park last night as City eased into the Carling Cup third round with a comfortable victory over Crystal Palace.
It was part of a typically energetic display from the 25-year-old, who has quickly recovered his fitness after a heel injury prevented him from getting involved in all but the last couple of weeks of pre-season training.
Yet Hughes knows there is much more to come from the South American as City look to force their way into the Premier League's high-achievers this term.
“Carlos has endeared himself to this side of Manchester,” smiled Hughes.
“They have made him very much at home at City and are enjoying what he is producing, but he will get better. There is not a shadow of a doubt about that.
“He is a great player and once he gets games under his belt he is going to be exceptional for us.”
With no additional injury problems, Hughes could name an unchanged line-up for Sunday's visit to Portsmouth after Joleon Lescott made his debut at Palace.