Anderlecht player-manager Kompany admits he could've quit Man City for bigger clubs

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2019

Vincent Kompany is to be honoured with a sculpture outside the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City have announced.

Vincent Kompany is to miss his own testimonial due to a hamstring problem.

Kompany had wanted Yaya Toure to turn out too but he explained: "Of course I asked Yaya but he's in China at the moment and his club are very serious about going up and he said he couldn't make it, he had to be there".

I hope (Vincent Kompany's) career will be just as wonderful at Anderlecht as it was at City.

Manchester City Chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, said: "Vincent is a special figure in the history of Manchester City Football Club". "Unfortunately I won't be starting or playing", the Belgian told a news conference on the day of the match.

"It's typical of me, I've got a slight hamstring injury so I couldn't risk it tonight but there's a lot of awesome players".

With kick-off at 7.45pm, Kompany's team of City legends will take on a select Premier League All Stars XI.

However, the Belgian worldwide played down his frustration at missing out with the most important goal raising funds for charity.

They will face an all-star side littered with former Manchester United greats like Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, but also boasting Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie in attack.

Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Mario Balotelli are among the Man City stars taking to the pitch at the Etihad.

"We are specifically dealing with homelessness in Greater Manchester". You can't have a successful project without Manchester United involved.

However, Kompany is confident that Guardiola will ensure Laporte's absence is not as costly as it seems over the next few months.

"At the time City were trying to sign me from Wolfsburg and Vinny was pushing for me to move to Manchester to play alongside him". These are big players and the team has never seemed to collapse.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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