Yaya Toure: Man City still harbour hopes of catching Man United

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists that the Citizens have not given up hope of catching Manchester Unied

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Yaya Toure scored 10 league goals in 32 appearances last season Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Yaya Toure admits that Manchester City face a huge task in trying to catch Manchester United and retain their Premier League crown – but insists Roberto Mancini’s men still believe they can lift the trophy for a second season running.

The Citizens trail Sir Alex Ferguson’s league leaders by 12 points with 10 games left to play heading into their lunchtime clash at Everton on Saturday.

Manchester United, who face Reading at Old Trafford in the late kick-off, still have to host their fierce rivals next month.

And midfielder Toure insists that he and his team-mates will not give up hope after they successfully overturned an eight-point deficit to win the title last season.

“Can we still do it? It’s a hard question, a very hard question,” Toure told City’s website. “But in life where there is time, there is belief.

“We never know what can happen in the future. Maybe United will hit a hard spell and lose a couple of games. Who knows?

“For us, we have to do our own job and that is to keep winning, because we never know what can happen.”

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