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Toure dreams of Manchester City becoming a bigger club than United

By Ian Herbert

Yaya Toure says he wants to stay long enough for Manchester City to become a "bigger" club than Manchester United and that winning two league titles is not achievement enough for him.

"When I signed for City, I came to this club to make history," the 33-year-old said.

"I want this club to change. I want this club to be bigger than (Manchester) United. I know it's going to be a lot of work, but that is my dream.

"I want to make something very important. I already won two Premier League titles and I want more than that: another new story. What we are seeing is the Premier League is so tough, this year it's going to be tougher than any other year."

Though City have finished ahead of United in each of the three seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and were 22 points clear of them when clinching the title in 2013-14, they remain a substantial distance behind in terms of revenue generation and the power of their brand globally.

United are too far ahead for Toure to change the picture during his career. But another two seasons of superiority would certainly bolster the sense that City - six points clear of their local rivals after 17 games - are the superior team.

City have won all four of the Premier League games Toure has started since he came back into the side, after apologising for the way that his agent Dmitri Seluk insulted City and the manager.

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