Talk of Yaya Toure Being Unhappy at Manchester City Is Total Nonsense

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Talk of Yaya Toure Being Unhappy at Manchester City Is Total Nonsense
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Yaya Toure has been involved in a bizarre Twitter row with former Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh.

Speaking on talkSPORT's Extra Time (via Ian Cruise), Marsh claimed to have sources close to the club who had informed him that Toure was unhappy at City.

Marsh said:

People close to Manchester City tell me Yaya Toure is not very happy and he’s one of their great players.

When you start to hear rumblings from within the camp, and you see the way Toure played last weekend [at Sunderland], when he was strolling around and didn’t look interested, I’m wondering now if it will all go a little bit the other way.

It looks like they’re throwing billions of pounds at players but keep coming up short. I think this season could end in tears at Man City.

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Who Marsh’s mole is remains anyone’s guess, but the spurious nature of his claims didn’t stop Toure from taking to Twitter to reject his comments. 

But Marsh didn't give up there. He felt his sources were reliable, and he even had the nerve to suggest that Toure's response revealed a guilty conscience.

But Yaya wasn't going to rest. He wanted to make clear to everyone Marsh's claims were nonsense.

To which, Marsh finally backed down.

But it wouldn't be Rodney Marsh just to leave it in a dignified way. Oh no. He then went on to suggest people should thank him if the row he started leads to a good run of form for City!

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The idea that Toure, a player who signed a new four-year deal in April, would want to leave the club is just poor mischief-making from a man trying to remain relevant. Marsh cited Toure's lackluster display against Sunderland as evidence of his unhappiness, yet conveniently ignored the rest of his performances this season that have been superb.

Marsh has no links with the current inner circle at City, and any future comments he claims are from people "close to the club" should be treated with caution.

Rob Pollard is Bleacher Report's lead Manchester City correspondent and will be following the club from a Manchester base throughout the 2013-14 season. Follow him on Twitter here @TypicalCity.

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