The Ivorian believes his efforts in training were not rewarded by Mancini, who has stood by his first-choice pairing of Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic when possible.
Toure said: “The last two years have been really tough for me. I haven’t had a lot of games and was working really hard every day. The only chance I got to play was when someone was injured.
“Now I just want to go somewhere to play football and the competition will be right.
“If I play and someone is better than me, then play him. But if I am better than somebody, I want to play as well.
“I am 32 and want to keep playing for a long time like Giggs or Scholes.”