David May has launched a scathing attack on Manchester City’s £24m midfielder, Yaya Toure. Despite earning a record £220k a week, the former Barcelona man has yet to leave much of an impact on the Premier League.

Whilst still at Barcelona, his agent made it clear that he wouldn’t be going to a small club like City.

“If Barca do not want Yaya then I can name eight other clubs, some of the biggest in the world, that are interested in signing him,” he said. “One thing I can say though is that if he does leave Barca he will not go to Manchester City because he will sign for a bigger club.”

Still, when City came in with the money, like so many others plying their trade at the club, he suddenly forgot his aspirations. Funny what money can do.

May is not impressed though and reckons even City fans are puzzled as to why Toure is earning so much money.

“I don’t think there is anyone in the Premier League who can touch Scholes at the moment,” said May. “He’s not just three passes ahead of everyone else, he’s three or four shots ahead of them. Yaya Toure’s on about £200,000 a week. He couldn’t lace Scholes’ boots. If he was that good why did Barcelona let him go? I speak to City fans all the time and they can’t believe he’s on that type of money. What’s the return you get for that money when you watch him play? He wouldn’t lace Scholes’ boots, Roy Keane’s boots or Bryan Robson’s, yet he’s probably one of the world’s richest footballers.”