Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has denied there is a rift between the players and Roberto Mancini amid reports the manager has lost control of the dressing room.
Following City's shock 2-1 defeat against Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Saturday the UK press was awash with reports that Mancini was struggling to assert his authority over his expensively assembled squad.
The defeat means City have made a worse start than under predecessor Mark Hughes last season and has led to speculation that Mancini, who arrived at Eastlands in December 2009, is on the brink of losing his job.
"There is hardly a player in the dressing room who has any time for Mancini. The place is a complete mess," a City source is quoted as saying in The Sun. "There are times when he tries to be a hard man but no one takes any notice.
"Team spirit is falling apart because there is no respect for the manager and some players are even guessing when he could go. They don't know who they want in, they just want Mancini out."
Another source told The Sun: "The players don't like his confrontational style. They're also baffled by him tactically - for example, they couldn't understand why he brought on defender Pablo Zabaleta for Emmanuel Adebayor instead of striker Jo at Wolves on Saturday."
However, Toure told BBC Radio Manchester that although both players and the manager had their say following the defeat at Molineux, there are no rifts in the camp.
"No, not at all,'' he said after Vincent Kompany and Emmanuel Adebayor had a heated argument during the Wolves game. "We are a team and in any team there are problems. But the important thing is to try to resolve them in the dressing room and the training camp."
"We know we are a big team now. Everyone expects us to be at the top," Toure added. "We need to take more responsibility. When you play for one of the richest clubs in the world, you just need to deliver on the pitch."