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Manchester City boys united behind Mancini, claims Tevez

Carlos Tevez has said he is happy at Manchester City and united in a common cause with manager Roberto Mancini.

The Blues skipper got himself embroiled in an argument with his boss towards the end of Saturday's victory over Bolton when Mancini decided to replace the South American with James Milner.

Tevez had to be pushed towards the dug-out as he made his point.

Although Mancini attempted to play down suggestions of a rift between the pair, coming a day after Jerome Boateng and Mario Balotelli came to blows during training, it merely fuelled a belief all is not well within the Blues camp.

Tevez hardly paints a picture of a dressing room at ease with itself.

But he was not rocking the boat either in an interview for the official City media outlets.

“It is just like any club,” observed Tevez. “There are both good and bad vibes alike. The most important thing is that, as players, we are all pulling in the same direction and trying to do our best for the club.

“I'm happy here. I really am.

“Anything that goes on between us (Tevez and Mancini) off the pitch or in the dressing room stays there and he and I keep on fighting for the club.”

The insight offered to the City training ground by a public footpath that runs right past the club's base hardly helps, particularly when pictures of players rowing end up blasted all over the media.

Tevez added: “In any dressing room, you are going to have the odd problem, just like within any household.

“It's just the same. We are part of a family. Sometimes you get problems and sometimes you don't. Everything's fine when you are winning, but when you lose, a lot of people get a bit down.”

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