Vincent Kompany ruled out of his own Manchester City testimonial with hamstring injury


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BAD LUCK


By Daniel Sandford

11th September 2019,
3:57 pm

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany will miss out on his own testimonial due to a hamstring injury.

City are set to honour their former captain on Wednesday as he returns to the Etihad after giving the club 11 years of service.

Kompany is now back at Anderlecht

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Kompany is now back at Anderlecht

All profits made from ticket sales will be donated to Tackle4MCR, a charity set up by Kompany to help the homeless in Manchester.

Kompany won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four EFL Cups during his time at City, including a historic domestic treble last season.

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His final match for the club was the FA Cup final in May, where he led them to a 6-0 triumph over Watford, before returning to Anderlecht as player/manager.

“Unfortunately I won’t be starting tonight or playing. It’s typical of me, right? I’m usually just there for the end of the season,” Kompany said.

“I’ve got a slight hamstring injury. I couldn’t risk it tonight.

“We’ve got plenty of awesome players to be watching today and in many ways it is about a celebration to say goodbye, it doesn’t need to be on the pitch as such.

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“In the same way, we are doing it for an unbelievable cause. That takes priority.

“I’ll be there for David Silva and Kun Aguero’s testimonials.”

The likes of Craig Bellamy, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli will feature for City, while a Premier League All-Stars XI will boast players such as Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Rafael van der Vaart, Cesc Fabregas and Thierry Henry.


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