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Manchester City stars pay tribute to Vincent Kompany after departure | Football News

Last Updated: 19/05/19 3:16pm

Kevin De Bruyne has paid tribute to Manchester City and Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany

Kevin De Bruyne has paid tribute to Manchester City and Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany

Kevin De Bruyne has paid tribute to Manchester City and Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany

Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva were among those to pay tribute to Vincent Kompany after the Belgian called time on his career at the club.

Kompany helped City to 10 trophies, including this year’s domestic treble, during 11 years and 360 games at the club.

The 33-year-old has been appointed as player-manager of Belgian side Anderlecht, a club he joined at the age of six.

Fellow Belgian De Bruyne wrote on Twitter: “Playing for about 10 years with this man for club and country. And what a privilege it’s been.

“Big player, big personality and big leader. Learned a lot from you. Wishing you all the best for the future.”

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Speaking on Sunday Supplement, The Telegraph’s northern football correspondent, James Ducker, says Vincent Kompany’s departure leaves Manchester City with a huge void to fill

Speaking on Sunday Supplement, The Telegraph’s northern football correspondent, James Ducker, says Vincent Kompany’s departure leaves Manchester City with a huge void to fill

Midfielder Bernardo Silva also tweeted: “THANK YOU CAPTAIN! What a pleasure to share the dressing room and learn from you over the last 2 seasons. We’ll miss you.”

Kompany signed off his City career with a second FA Cup trophy on Saturday, where City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete the treble.

Foden, 18, said Kompany had “looked after him from day one”.

Kompany scored 20 goals during his 360 games, and won four Premier League titles, and even those from other clubs praised the centre-back, including former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen and Gary Lineker.

Neville admitted he wished Kompany had played for his club and said his influence on and off the pitch was “huge”.

Lifelong City fan Liam Gallagher also wrote: “Thank you Vincent Kompany for everything good luck see ya soon LG x”.

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