Yaya Toure Names This Manchester United Star As His Toughest Opponent
May 09, 2018
Yaya Toure says Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is the toughest opponent he has faced in his eight-year Premier League career.
Toure, now 34, is set to leave Manchester City at the end of the season having won three league titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.
With news emerging today Yaya Toure is set to leave Manchester City at the end of the season, let's revisit Paul Merson's piping hot take from the summer when the Ivorian first arrived... pic.twitter.com/M5zrG4j5hc— HLTCO (@HLTCO) May 4, 2018
Yaya Toure's record for Man City in the Premier League:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 4, 2018
311 tackles won
302 take-ons completed
281 chances created
The epitome of a box-to-box midfielder pic.twitter.com/mBEMh00WiJ
Not much has phased the Ivorian since he arrived in England but, when asked who he didn’t enjoy playing against, he discussed Matic in rather colourful terms.
“I hate him, this b******!,” he joked
“He’s such a difficult player to play against. Tall and strong as well. It’s been fun to play against him, even though it’s difficult. He’s powerful, he’s tall.”
“To be able to find an opponent to play against me and stop me… there’s few of them, but Matic was one of the close ones who was able to give me problems.”