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Toure: United are struggling

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says arch-rivals Manchester United are 'really struggling' to retain their title.

Last Updated: 31/10/13 at 16:21 Post Comment

Yaya Toure: Feels Manchester United will find it difficult to challenge for crow

Yaya Toure: Feels Manchester United will find it difficult to challenge for crow

The Red Devils swept to the Premier League crown in 2012/13, offering the perfect send-off to outgoing boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

A changing of the guard at Old Trafford has not run smoothly, though, with new manager David Moyes enduring a baptism of fire.

There have been signs in recent outings that the tide is turning, but a slow start has left the defending champions eight points off the pace.

Toure feels United will find it difficult to bridge that gap, with Liverpool considered to be a greater threat to the usual suspects in the battle for top flight supremacy.

He said in The Sun: "United will find it hard to defend the title since they have a new manager and are really struggling.

"Liverpool are a big threat at the moment because they have a strong squad and their strikers - Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge - are scoring goals at will."

City ended their latest outing empty-handed, leaving them just two points better off than United and with goalkeeper Joe Hart coming in for renewed criticism.

The England man endured an afternoon to forget during a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday, but Toure is convinced he remains the right man to provide City's last line of defence.

He added: "Joe is a top keeper who gives his all to the team."

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e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

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uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

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amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

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