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Yaya Touré treasures his role in putting Manchester United in shade

Departing Manchester City midfielder says helping usurp Manchester United was his greatest achievement at the Etihad

Yaya Touré believes his greatest achievement at Manchester City was helping the club replace Manchester United as the pre-eminent domestic force, pointing to his 2011 FA Cup semi-final winner against their great rivals as a pivotal moment.

The Ivorian will be handed a rare start by Pep Guardiola for Wednesday night’s visit of Brighton & Hove Albion, Touré’s last home game for City before he departs the club. Since joining from Barcelona in 2010 for £24m, the 34-year-old has won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups. In all City have won seven major trophies during Touré’s eight years, replacing United as the most successful team in the country.

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