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Galatasaray signing Elano: Hughes pushed me out of Man City

Galatasaray signing Elano says he was forced out of Manchester City by manager Mark Hughes.

Elano, who was sold to Turkish side Galatasaray on Wednesday, said: "I'm very, very sad to be leaving Manchester City.

"I loved the club and I loved England. I'm sad to leave all the friends I made and the fans.

"I wanted to stay but circumstances forced me out. I wasn't used properly by the manager.

"People within the club know what happened to me because I'd had very, very good times there.

"The manager has built a team the way he likes and, because of this, I expect him to win the Premier League this season."

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