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Yaya Toure says sorry for 'misunderstandings of the past'

Yaya Toure has apologised on behalf of his agent for the controversial comments which led to his exclusion from the Manchester City team.

Manager Pep Guardiola has refused to pick the midfielder since Dimitri Seluk claimed Toure had been "humiliated" by his omission from the club's Champions League squad early in September.

It was the latest in a series of contentious remarks from the Ukrainian and Guardiola insisted Seluk should apologise before he would consider 33-year-old Toure for selection again.

Yaya Toure Credit: Facebook



Watch: Ahead of tomorrow's Manchester derby, Mourinho and Guardiola have their say

There have been some huge Manchester derbies in recent years. But the mouths have been watering for months over this.

With kick off around high noon tomorrow, it's the showdown in the technical area that's got the whole city buzzing.

Jose Mourinho up against Pep Guardiola.

These two have clashed before. Verbally at least.

So what have they had to say about their first Mancunian match-up? First up is Pep Guardiola:

And what does Jose Mourinho have to say?

Jose Mourinho plays down Manchester derby and facing his old foe Pep Guardiola

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has played down any talk of a rivalry between himself and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Both men have enjoyed 100 per cent starts to life at clubs they joined in the summer, but something has to give when the duo resume hostilities after going up against one another at Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The Portuguese was respectful, if reluctant to talk at length, about Guardiola, calling him a "very good manager" as he focused his attention elsewhere.

Andy Cole and Trevor Sinclair mull over the Manchester derby

Former Manchester United forward Andy Cole says the the players are more important than the managers when it comes to the Manchester derby.

It's United against City and Jose Mourinho versus Pep Guardiola when the two clubs meet at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Meanwhile ex-Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair hopes Mourinho behaves on the touchline and lets the football make the headlines.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends warning to Claudio Bravo ahead of Manchester derby

Manchester United frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sent a warning to Manchester City's new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo ahead of the derby on Saturday.

The Swedish striker posted a video on social media showing him sending a parcel to Bravo ahead of the Premier League showdown at Old Trafford between the rival clubs.

In a message he says, 'Welcome to Manchester! Here's some training gear, you're gonna need it. See you Saturday.'

Since joining on a free in the summer, Ibrahimovic has scored four goals in his opening four games with United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends a parcel to Claudio Bravo ahead of the Manchester derby Credit: Instagram @iamzlatanibrahimovic
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