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Yaya Touré: “I want this club to be bigger than United”

He’s helped a lot already!

Manchester City v Arsenal  - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

In an interview with Manchester Evening News, City midfielder Yaya Touré said he wants to make Manchester City as big as their rivals, Manchester United, before he leaves the club.

“I came to this club to make history,” said Touré. “I want this club to change, I want this club to be bigger than United. I know it’s going to be a lot of work, but that’s my dream.”

Yaya, who rejoined the first team last month after ending a feud between him and Pep Guardiola, now faces a consistent role in the starting 11 since Ilkay Gundogan will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Although transfer rumors surrounded Touré last summer, which included a possible blockbuster move to the Chinese Super League, he hopes to win at least one more title with the Sky Blues before his departure.

“I want to make something very important, I already won two Premier League titles and I want more than that, another new story.”

Touré, who is under controversy after a DUI charge and an 18-month suspension of his driving license, propelled City to the top of the Premier League as soon as he joined the club in 2010 from Barcelona. However, Touré knows this season might just be City’s toughest yet to reach the top, with Chelsea seven points clear of City and in great position to win the league.

“What we are seeing is the Premier League is so tough, this year it’s going to be tougher than any other years.”