Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says the club's owners support his decision to back Mario Balotelli.
Mancini and Balotelli clashed on the training ground on Thursday after the Italian striker made a tackle on a teammate.
Premier League champions Manchester City have given local youngsters the surprise of a lifetime during a tour of the Etihad Stadium.
The children from Mellands Specialist School in Gorton met Mario Balotelli, Joe Hart, James Milner & Micah Richards, lifted the Premier League trophy and got changed in the first team dressing room.
"It was all for the young children," said Mario. "They really appreciated meeting all the players and we appreciated meeting them too. I hope we made their day and gave them an afternoon they will never forget. We all enjoyed it."
Manchester City players will wear black armbands at Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal in memory of police constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who were killed in a gun and grenade attack on Tameside.
Jack Rodwell has moved to Manchester City FC from Everton in a £12million deal.
The midfielder has set his sights on making a quickfire impression with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after joining the Barclays Premier League champions.
Rodwell says he expects to fight for his place in the team starting against Southampton on Sunday.