The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure expects fans in Africa to support Manchester United in Saturday’s derby.
Toure is surplus to requirements at City following the arrival of Pep Guardiola and he was left out of the manager’s Champions League squad.
As a result, the Ivory Coast international’s representative, Dimitri Seluk believes supporters in the region will switch their alliance.
“They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola,” Seluk said.
“Now they will support Manchester United. A lot of people in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV.”
New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola left Toure out of his Champions League squad
Toure is in the final year of his contract at City and Seluk claims he is already lining up deals for the 33-year-old ahead of the next transfer window.
“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” Seluk said.
“He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.
“He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.
“Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him (at Barcelona).
“In January we will see. It is three months to wait – no problem. Yaya is a very professional guy.”