Why? Because he’s a great player. This saga has gone on for too long now and it’s time to say enough is as good as the proverbial eight course banquet. If Manchester City want to win the Premier League, they’d be wise to utilise their best players. It really is as simple as that. He’s class, so play him. The players and fans should forgive him as soon as he starts banging the goals in. Roberto Mancini has made his point, but now it’s high time they conceded that it’s a bit rich for a club that is buying success faster than you can say Roman Abramovic to start pretending they’ve got any principles.
Of course, they could do it without Tevez. After all, they’ve gotten this far without him. But let’s be honest, could they really say that winning the Premier League with superstar egos Edin Dzeko, David Silva, Mario Balotelli, Yaya Toure, James Milner, Samir Nasri, Adam Johnson and Sergio Aguero is really taking a stand? Manchester City will always go down in history as the side that bought the Premier League, whether they do it with Tevez or without. It’s just that it’ll probably be easier doing it with him. And let’s face it, he’ll probably get a goal or two against United along the way.