Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Doubts Cast on Toure's Future

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Doubts Cast on Toure's Future

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PEP Guardiola has raised fresh doubts about Yaya Toure's future after dropping the midfielder from his squad to face Feyenoord.

Toure hasn't played a minute of competitive football this season - and has been omitted from City's last two matchday squads.

Pep Guardiola refused to reveal the specific reasons for the 34-year-old's absence - but pointed to deeper-lying issues when saying: "I spoke with him and he knows the reason why, but it's between him and me.

"It's a sporting decision.

"I'm always happy, but of course I demand as much as possible.

"I want more, not just from Yaya - I want more from everyone."

Toure forced his way back into Guardiola's plans last season after being frozen out of the first-team picture.

He eventually earned himself a new one-year deal after becoming a pivotal figure in City's midfield in the second half of the campaign. …

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