The boss man at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has said that replacing Vincent Kompany at halftime in the game against Manchester United came on the heels of the player’s request that he should be changed.
The game saw Manchester City defeated by Manchester United by a goal to nil. Kompany had complained that he was tired which had led to his change in the match.
The 30 year old defender had made his second start this season in this match after coming off from a groin strain sometime in September.
“He told us he is tired and was not ready to play the second half. The important thing is he is not injured – that is a good step.” Guardiola said.
Recent seasons have seen Kompany struggle with shin and calf injuries but the captain of Guardiola’s side has promised to be entirely honest with the medical staff in respect to any injuries he sustains.