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."