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.

While the team seem rattled despite starting the campaign well, Toure opines that they might still lift a title this year. Since the turn of the new year, City seem to have found a bit of their balance.

“We’re looking forward. We still have competitions coming – the Champions League, the FA Cup – and we’re going to try to do our best for those guys who come to watch and enjoy football. My mentality is always like that. I try, at the end of the season, to lift a trophy – it’s one of the most beautiful things that can happen to me,” Toure said.

The former Barcelona player started the season on a difficult note as he left out of the starting teams by Pep Guardiola – the same coach who sold him at Nou Camp. He has recovered from the setback an d has been contributing to the team’s recent successes.