By FOX SPORTS Staff
City were without the immense presence of Toure in midfield for their last four league games owing to the 29-year-old's international commitments with Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations.
In Toure's absence, City only managed to pick up eight points out of a possible 12 and as a result lost further ground on the Red Devils in the title race.
However, Toure made his return to City earlier than expected following the Elephants' elimination from the competition during the quarter-finals at the hands of Nigeria, and the former Barcelona player claims that with him now being able to fully concentrate on City's title ambitions, the Etihad Stadium outfit can manage to overtake United at the top of the table.
"We are further behind than we'd like, of course, but all we need to do is think about last season to know what is possible," Toure was quoted as saying by the official City website.
"My friends are all here and are happy to see me and we are like a family or brothers who will all fight together - and that is a very important thing to have.
"United have a strong squad and on paper, they have an easier run in than we do but the title race is a long way from finished. It only takes a couple of results to go our way and we're right back in it - I'm sure we'll come back.
"I feel like I'm home again and I met some City fans before my flight from Paris to Manchester and they said 'welcome home, Yaya' and they said they wanted me to help the team and bring happiness to our supporters. That's what I aim to do."
Toure will likely feature for City when they take on Southampton in their next Premier League fixture.