Manchester City playmaker Yaya Toure has revealed that he joined the club because he wanted to help them be more like Manchester United.

The Ivorian explained that he wanted to help the club win titles like their neighbours Man United.

“My time here has been great. My mentality has always been the same. I always enjoy it. The plan of this club in the beginning was to try to get players to win, to change the club into a winning machine like Manchester United or Barcelona.

“That’s what made me decide to come here because what the club was trying to do was bring in big players – winning players,” Toure said.

The 33-year old moved to the Etihad in 2010 and has played a key role in City’s success since then. Toure was integral to City’s first ever Premier League title, aside helping them to an FA Cup and two League Cup titles.


Manchester City star player, Yaya Toure has said that the club’s boss pep Guardiola will need more time to adapt into English football.

However, the Ivorian player strongly believes that the former Barcelona boss has what it takes to lead the team forward.

He is convinced that Guardiola can get things in order and turn his team to the next Barcelona. Ever since Guardiola arrived at Manchester City, Yaya Toure had been faced with quite a difficult season as he had been frozen out for a while up till the end of last month. It was decisively not the best season for him at the Etihad.

However, Toure is back in the fold and he has expressed his optimism about the manager’s ability. He believes hat with time, Guardiola can transform Manchester City into a European beast that will dominate the sport in the same way Barcelona did during his time as coach in Spain at the Nou camp.

Toure, who recalls the coach’s glory days with the Catalans, has said that all that is needed is time for the coach to understand the inner workings of English football. He said:


Yaya Toure’s troubles are far from being over as his long-standing fight with his boss, Pep Guardiola recently took a new dimension.

We can recall that Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk was not happy that his player was left out in Manchester City’s team for the Champions League competition and spoke out.

Guardiola didn’t take this lightly as he stopped featuring Toure in any of his matches until he got an apology from Seluk. He has however refused to apologize for the interview he gave.

Instead, the agent has gone further to take on Guardiola in a more scathing criticism. And as the saying goes, when two elephants fight, the grasses would be at the suffering end. Toure would be the worse for this.
Seluk had spoken to the Mirror saying

“Why should I apologize when I am guilty of nothing but telling the truth? Pep talks about respect. But to get respect you have to show it. Pep is allowing his ego to make decisions that aren’t in the best interests of Manchester City.”


Celtic top signing of the summer Kolo Toure is set for a family reunion with his brother Yaya Toure in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

The former Liverpool defender reunited with his former manager Brendan Rodgers at Celtic. The Scottish champions made it to the group stage of the continental tournament after winning their play-off games.

Yaya Toure could be set to leave Manchester City as coach Pep Guardiola might not have long term plans for him. However, the Ivory Coast international featured for City as they ensured they qualified for the group stage of the Champions League, defeating Steaua Bucharest by a single goal. The aggregate ended 7-0, having massively defeated them in the first leg of the tie.

Joe Hart lost his No 1 shirt at Etihad since the Spanish tactician took over. Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo from his former club Barcelona, and he is set to be the new first choice shot stopper. Joe Hart is set to be relegated to third choice – meaning his eventual exit being a top rated goal keeper for many years.

Yaya Toure Is A Player In Demand

Most players of teams like Man City are often in demand and this time the name that is in the spotlight is Yaya Toure. Inter Milan is keen to have him, impressed by the skills he displays on the field.

This could also be due to Yaya’s former manager; Roberto Mancini is in charge of the team at Inter Milan. It is known that managers usually influence their favorite players to move with them and this is no different case. Inter Milan being managed by Roberto now, it is to be expected that he would want his prized players like Yaya to come over to the team that he now manages as he knows the qualities he possesses and how he can contribute to this team.

Yaya on the other hand, has a year more to go as per his contract with Etihad. Being 33 years of age, he has to make the right decisions which would determine how he would finish the latter part of his playing career.

Inter Milan boss said that it would not be easy to sign Yaya Toure

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has conceded that it would not be easy to sign Yaya Toure but that they still have hope that they can find a solution during the transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international will be out of contract during the summer and would make a great addition to the Italian club midfield.

Roberto Mancini has stated that Toure is an incredible player and that there has not been a player of his stature that has played in the Serie A before. He said that Italian football, in general, will benefit from having Toure playing the league.

However, he admitted that it would be difficult to bring Yaya Toure to Inter Milan because of financial issues. He stated that Manchester City will not want to let the player leave for cheap, and they will have to take time to negotiate.


Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure is set to leave the Etihad this summer. His current contract will lapse June 2017 but Pep Guardiola’s arrival has cast serious doubts on a new deal.

Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, told reporters that he has been speaking with Manchester City’s management regarding a new contract for the Ex-Barcelona star but recently decided to pursue a deal outside for the player. The agent said he is open to getting a deal for the talent including a potential reunion with former City Manager, Roberto Mancini. The agent said Toure could also join any other Premier League outfit.

He said: “He’ll definitely leave Manchester City, I can calmly confirm that.”

Pep Guardiola will set to take over the reins at The Sky Blues this summer, after his current spell at Bayern Munich. The Ex-Barcelona Coach had a very successful career while with the Catalan giant. He did the treble with the team, added the World Club Cup and others. He won everything possible at the club before moving on to the German club. Pep was the one that sold Yaya Toure when he was manger at Barcelona for £24million.

The playing style of Manchester United has seriously changed according to Rio Ferdinand

A few years ago when Sir. Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United, the Premier League club had a free flowing playing style which allowed the players to perform in different ways and have freedom in the pitch but now under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, Rio Ferdinand believes that the team has experienced a huge change as they will not have the same freedom as they had some time ago.

Former player of Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand said: “Unfortunately, I think United fans need to be re-educated about what to expect now. Because it’s not going to be quick football, rampaging wingers, crosses flying into the box, thrills and yes, a few spills.

“If you go to watch them and are expecting that, you are going to be sadly disappointed. It’s all about possession football. Right now, United are well off what will be needed to be champions this season. Well off what I see in Manchester City.”

Ferdinand did not bash out or critique the system that Louis van Gaal is using but the former defender did state that the players will now be more limited as they don’t have any room for: ‘’free thinking’’

Rio Ferdinand worked alongside Sir. Alex Ferguson from 2002 until 2013 and the former defender of Manchester United is well aware of the playing style of the previous manager of the Premier League club and it simply will not be the same as the one that the Dutch coach has been implanting in the team.

When Ferdinand was asked about which Premier League club he believes has the best chances of winning the Champions League of this current season, Ferdinand replied by saying that from his own point of view it’s Manchester City.