Manchester City stalwart Vincent Kompany has found his position under threat ever since the club signed Pep Guardiola from Bayern Munichin the summer.

However, in a recent interview, the new Manchester City boss insisted that Kompany still has a role to play in the team and would return to when he is fully fit.

In recent weeks, a series of poor defending has seen the club conceded a number of goals with the latest coming from a 4-2 thrashing at Leicester. Many pundits are beginning to question why Guardiola has left Kompany on the bench even when it is obvious his current back three are not doing so well defensively.

It would be recalled that company last featured for the team in the match against Crystal Palace, but was unfortunately substituted due to the injury he sustained in the game. Since then, Kompany has not played any game due to struggles with fitness. Continue reading KOMPANY STILL PART OF MY PLANS – GURDIOLA


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. Continue reading GUARDIOLA: VINCENT KOMPANY ASKED TO BE REPLACED