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Yaya Toure Pep Guardiola wants apology from midfielder

Yaya Toure has fallen out of favour with Manchester City, and will not play again until Pep Guardiola receives an apology.

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Yaya Toure play Yaya Toure must apologised to Pep Guardiola before he can play (Reuters / Andrew Yates Livepic)

Pep Guardiola says Yaya Toure will not play for him again at Manchester City until he receives an apology from the midfielder.

Toure found himself out of favour under Guardiola at Barcelona earlier in his career and this season has proved a similar story with the Spaniard starting him in just one competitive match.

That came in the second leg of the Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest, with City already leading 5-0 from the away fixture, and Toure was subsequently omitted from City's squad for the group stage.

Yaya Toure and Ovidiu Popescu play Yaya Toure has only played in one game for City this season (Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic)


There had been speculation Toure would play against Swansea City in the EFL Cup third round on Wednesday, but Guardiola confirmed in his news conference on Tuesday that was not the case.

Earlier this month Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk demanded an apology from Guardiola for "humiliating" his client, but the Spaniard said on Tuesday he would not select the player until it was he who received an apology.

Dimitri Seluk play Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has had lots of things to say about Pep Guardiola (Daily Mail)



"It was difficult to leave him out of the Champions League squad but the day after his agent spoke, he was out," Guardiola said.

play Pep Guardiola wants an apology from Yaya Toure (Omnisports )


"He must apologise to his team-mates. He must apologise to the club. If he doesn't, he won't play.

"A manager has to do his job. If he has a problem he should speak to people at the club.

"But the day after, his manager [agent] went to the media. He [Toure] has not had the courage to call me."

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