El Tel wrote in The Sun: "Iâ€™d be amazed if there were not a few green eyes among the Red Devils when Yaya Toure committed his future to City this week.
"For he is exactly the type of player United need.
"Alex Fergusonâ€™s squad is strong in every department. But with Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in the autumn of their careers, the one thing it lacks is a commanding, box-to-box midfield general with an eye for goals.
"Toure, who signed a new four-year deal at the Etihad on Thursday, is that man.
"Until then, his future was uncertain and I am surprised Fergie did not make a cheeky expression of interest in the 29-year-old Ivorian."