Football: Yaya Toure apologises to Manchester City for 'misunderstandings'

Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure. Toure has apologised on Friday (Nov 4) to Manchester City "for the misunderstandings from the past". PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (THE GUARDIAN) - Yaya Toure has apologised to Manchester City "for the misunderstandings from the past" as the midfielder attempts to resurrect his career at the Etihad Stadium.

Toure has been frozen out by Pep Guardiola after comments from his agent criticising the manager but on Friday (Nov 4) moved to make peace with a statement on his website.

"I wish to apologise - on behalf of myself and those who represent me - to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past," read the statement.

"Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there. I have nothing but respect for Manchester City and only wish the best for the football club.

"I am immensely proud to have played a part in the club's history and want to help City succeed further. I live to play football and entertain the fans.

"On that note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their messages through this difficult period. This means a great deal to me and my family."

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