Toure used to joke with Balotelli about his relationship with former City manager Roberto Mancini.
He told the Daily Mail: "I came from Arsenal, where everything was so straightforward. The manager was so calm. Mark Hughes was the same, he was great. But Mancini was different. Balotelli was not a problem for me. You just had to know how to handle him and I knew how to get along with him. He kept asking me, ‘Why aren’t you playing, Kolo?’ I said, ‘Ask your father, Mancini’."
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