Yaya Toure has spoken about how he hopes that Manchester City can one day be like Manchester United. Having been accused for just joining City for the money, Toure insists that his feelings for the club are stronger than that. He has seemingly forgiven them for not allowing him time off to see his dying brother, as he claimed last year.

I want to show the boss and fans I’m there to fight until the end. [Critics] don’t understand that. I want to leave my mark. My target is to be the biggest club in the world… I don’t say it’s me who’s a warrior, the only one, but I’m one of the guys that’s been here a long time and wants to show this club… We have to win the Champions League, several trophies, over many years. We have to show Manchester United, yeah, we’re becoming like you. They’ve been winning trophies for years and I want City to be like them. That’s what I am fighting for and I will never give up.