Carlos Tevez was due to arrive in England on Tuesday morning determined to win back his place in the Manchester City team and prepared to apologise to the club for his three-and-a-half-month absence.

But the 28-year-old striker may have done his chances of resuming a career that has been placed on hold following a public bust-up with Roberto Mancini more harm than good by accusing the City boss of treating him "like a dog" during their Champions League loss to Bayern Munich.

The Argentina international has not played for the club since not warming up at the Allianz Arena at the end of September, but claimed he would be fit to play in a fortnight, and he said in an interview with Fox Sports in Argentina: "In two weeks I play, I think."

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