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Toure hails ex-Man City boss Mancini: He transformed me

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure won't hear criticism of former manager Roberto Mancini.

Toure feels Mancini relaunched his career after playing as a defensive midfielder with Barcelona.

He told Izvestia: "I worked with Mancini for two years and I can say that he is a top manager. He always trusted me and had a great influence on my development.

"When I started playing for the Italian, he moved me closer to the attack, raised my standards. For this I am very grateful to him.

"We won the championship of England, but failure in the Champions League hurt our work.

"I want to wish every success to Roberto with Galatasaray."

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