Man City's Toure refuses to bite back at Rooney Twitter taunts

Manchester City star Yaya Toure refused to hit back at Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney over Twitter taunts.

Manchester City star Yaya Toure refused to hit back at Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney over Twitter taunts.

Rooney used his Twitter account to taunt Yaya and brother Kolo about the defeat to Zambia.

And after immediately hitting his powerful stride when he returned to the City team that won 2-1 at Porto in the Europa League on Thursday night, the younger Toure wants to make the Manchester United striker pay for the insult.

Toure said: “If Rooney thought Ivory Coast losing was funny then that’s up to him. I like Rooney. He is a great player.

“He will know a lot of the Ivory Coast players like me, Kolo, (Cheick) Tiote and (Didier) Drogba so he’ll have an opinion.

“I think many people believed Ivory Coast would win. Even my friends said to me that they thought it was impossible that we would lose. All I can say is that losing in the African Nations has made my determination to win the Premier League even bigger.

“Hopefully at the end of the ­season it will be me laughing and not Rooney. That would be good.”

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