Yaya Toure: Manchester City Can Be 'Bigger Than Manchester United'

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, December 18. Toure has revealed his ambition to make City a bigger club than Manchester United. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Yaya Toure has vowed to make Manchester City a "bigger club" than Manchester United.

Toure, 33, was recently brought back into the fold at City after apologizing to manager Pep Guardiola for comments made by his agent, Dimitri Seluk.

And he says it is his "dream" that City should surpass United. "I came to this club to make history," Toure said. "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."

City has won two English Premier League titles since City Football Group, a parent company of its Abu Dhabian owners, took control in the summer of 2008.

United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson branded City "noisy neighbours" in September 2009 for its power and bullishness in the transfer market, while former United chief executive David Gill said in September 2015 that City would "never be as big" as United in Asia.