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Sep 11, 2019, 6:06:00 PM

Vincent Kompany to miss his own testimonial through injury

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany will have to sit out his own testimonial match after suffering a hamstring injury.

The Belgian defender, who left City for Anderlecht in the summer, had been expected to line up alongside a host of star names including Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry for the celebration.

But Kompany will no longer be able to take part in the action.

He said: “Unfortunately I can't start or even play. It's typical of me! I have a slight hamstring injury and can't risk it.

“But there are plenty of awesome players to be watching and it is about a celebration. To say goodbye, it doesn't have to be on the pitch. We are doing it for an unbelievable cause.

“We are specifically dealing with homelessness in Greater Manchester. You can't 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,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA