Manchester City legend Yaya Toure was delighted that the Premier League holders were able to take Manchester United apart in their latest Manchester Derby clash in the Premier League at the start of this month, but that didn’t stop him from criticising the United players for their lack of fight especially in the second half. Yaya Toure was a guest analyst for the Manchester Derby on Premier League TV alongside former Manchester United players namely Michael Owen and Paul Scholes.
Yaya Toure said that his mentality was to always play for the shirt and the supporters while he was still playing professional football and that the Manchester United players didn’t play for the badge on their chests during the Manchester Derby encounter with Manchester City. According to him, being inferior to Manchester City is not an excuse for not playing with fighting spirit.
While he was on Premier League TV, Yaya Toure also shared a couple of banters with ex-Manchester United players Scholes and Owen who were clearly not happy with the performance of the Manchester United players on the way to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of home team Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne and RiyadMahrez were the stars of the show after they scored two goals each for the Citizens on the way to an emphatic home win over Manchester United in the derby thus completing the double over the Red Devils in the league this season. In the first league meeting between the two teams, Eric Bailly (own goal) and Bernardo Silva scored in the first half as Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners. In the second meeting, Belgian playmaker De Bruyne scored twice in the first half either side of the United goal from winger Jadon Sancho before Mahrez added two more goals for the Premier League holders in the final quarter of the game for a more emphatic win.