Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has included three current Man City players in an ultra-attacking all-time teammate XI.

Appearing as a pundit on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football coverage on Man City vs Wolves, the three-time Premier League winner was asked to name a team made up of his greatest teammates following his former side’s 3-0 win.

Having won seven trophies at both Barcelona and Man City – the clubs he was most famous for representing – Toure had a wealth of world-class talent to choose from.

Four-time African Player of the Year, the former Ivory Coast international also captained Les Éléphants to African Cup of Nations glory in 2015 alongside his brother, Kolo.

Touré also played alongside Didier Drogba at international level – although the Chelsea legend had retired from national duty by 2015 – making his choice of striker even more difficult.

However, the choice has been made and there was no room for Man City’s most recent record-breaker: David Silva.

Read on and enjoy Yaya Touré’s quite ridiculous career teammate XI below.

GK: Ederson

Team: Man City

What Toure said: “With his hands and his legs [feet] he is one of the best I’ve played with.

“Valdes was good with his legs, but average I think.”

CB: Carles Puyol

Team: Barcelona

CB: Rafael Marquez

Team: Barcelona

What Toure said: “Go to YouTube, check in Barcelona Rafael Marquez, what a defender. He was 10x better than Gerard Pique. Believe me.”

CB: Vincent Kompany

Team: Man City

What Toure said: “He is a tractor. If I didn’t pick him, he would squash me.”

DM: Andres Iniesta

Team: Barcelona

What Toure said: “He’s the only midfielder I have in here. The team is set up to go forward.

“Kompany, Marquez and Puyol is enough [in defence].”

RM: Leroy Sane

Team: Man City

CM: Sergio Aguero

Team: Man City

What Toure said: “I could put Silva, Fernandinho or Busquets.

“These players are so clever, to get the ball off them would make the other team suffer.”

CM: Lionel Messi

Team: Barcelona 

LM: Thierry Henry

Team: Barcelona

What Toure said: “When he was at Arsenal, he was one of the best strikers in the world. Henry was Henry in England, but in Spain he was normal.

“In 2009, when we won six titles in a row, he was one of the best in the world.”

ST: Didier Drogba

Team: Ivory Coast

What Toure said: “He can score a goal any time, he was brilliant.”

ST: Samuel Eto’o

Team: Barcelona

What Toure said: “What a striker. He is clever, smart and smooth with his movement.”

Potential subs

When pressed for players he may have felt guilty leaving out, Toure responded: “[David] Silva, Kyle Walker, Dani Alves… Samir Nasri as well.”

Jamie Carragher summed up his team perfectly by saying that Touré’s 3-1-4-2 “made the idealists look like Sam Allardyce”.

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