City chief Mark Hughes believes Carlos Tevez has attained folk hero status amongst Blues.
The Argentinian leapt to the top of the club's goal charts with a double against Bolton in Saturday's 3-3 draw.
It took his tally for the season to eight, made it four in the last three starts and left Hughes singing his praises.
"He is already a folk hero," claimed the manager when asked about Tevez' cult status. "Carlos was outstanding at the Reebok. He led the line and carried the fight and the group responded.
He wasn't fit earlier in the season and has had to get fit playing games which is not an ideal situation. He is now at a level where he is happy with his physical condition and he knows he can get through games.
"Now he is having an impact for all ninety minutes, that is what we saw at Bolton and against Arsenal and Chelsea."
Hughes expects even more from Tevez now that he has struck form."Carlos made a big decision to come to City from United with all that entails," acknowledged the manager. "He is not fazed by big decisions and he takes responsibility when he plays.
"The quality of his goals has been outstanding, he takes people on in key areas and unsettles defences. There will be even better to come I am sure of that now he has his fitness levels up."