A whole host of Manchester City legends will be attending and playing in Vincent Kompanys testimonial at the Etihad on Wednesday night, but the man himself wont feature. Kompany said: Unfortunately I wont be playing tonight. Its typical of me, right?The former City captain is to be honoured by the club he left at the end of last season, after guiding them to the sixth top-flight title of Citys history.
Vincent Kompany will be missing out on his own testimonial match due to a hamstring injury
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Injured Vincent Kompany watches from the sidelines as... Share this article Share 51 shares A team of City legends will take on a Premier League All Star XI, with kick-off set for 7:45pm on Wednesday evening.
In Kompanys absence, the likes of Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Pablo Zabaleta, Richard Dunne, and Gael Clichy will pick up the slack in defence. In midfield youll see familiar faces such as David Silva, James Milner, and Samir Nasri, while in attack theyll have Sergio Aguero, Benjani, Craig Bellamy, and Mario Balotelli.
Manchester City Legends will be going up against the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Phil and Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie, and many more big names.
Kompany left Manchester City this summer after guiding them to a sixth top-flight titleSpeaking to Sky Sports ahead of the event, Kompany said: There are so many old faces, and I want to see who is still in shape and who is not anymore! I remember a lot of conversations in the dressing room… What are you going to do when you stop playing?The Belgian also went on to joke he was sad that the injured Leroy Sane could not feature.
.. as he wanted his lightning pace to terrify United fans favourite Gary Neville. Money raised from the match will go to charity Tackle4MCR, an initiative Kompany set up with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping and homelessness in the city. He said: We are specifically dealing with homelessness in Greater Manchester.
You cant have a successful project without Manchester United involved. We have our differences - that is clear - but if we can get together for these sort of events the city is stronger. THE TEAMS Manchester City Legends - Managed by Pep GuardiolaJoe Hart, Costel Pantilimon - Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Pablo Zabaleta, Richard Dunne, Gael Clichy - Nigel de Jong, Samir Nasri, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stephen Ireland, David Silva,.