Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has revealed that he thought he was joining city rivals, Manchester United when he was leaving Barcelona in 2010.
This revelation may further put him in hot waters with the fans who have expressed their displeasure at his sub-par performance in recent times and his low-energy performance as City were knocked out of the Champions League against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
There have been widespread reports that Pep Guardiola will include Toure as part of a mass clearout when he arrives in the summer.
According to Daily Mail, when Toure was first informed that a Manchester club had bid for him at Barcelona, he was a bit confused as to which team he might be joining.
“When I was at Barcelona and initially approached by Manchester City I thought it was Manchester United that wanted me,” he said.
“My agent had to tell me it was the team in the blue shirts.
“At the time Manchester United were putting Manchester City in the shadows. It was unbelievable. Manchester United is a big club and I respect that club a lot.”
Nobody apart from Sergio Aguero has played a bigger role in helping the blue half of Manchester relegate their red rivals to a secondary attraction, but Toure’s time with the club looks to be ending in a very underwhelming fashion.