Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has hailed the "amazing" impact of manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Last season's shot-shy struggles under Roberto Mancini suddenly seem a million miles away after 51 goals in 17 games.

And Toure, 30, puts it down to the new man.

"The manager has turned us into an amazing team," he told the Manchester Evening News

"The football is amazing. He's very clever and is a fantastic man as well. I'm sure he will help turn the club into one of the very best in the world."