Man City Legends to take on Premier League All-Stars XI for Vincent Kompany testimonial

VINCENT KOMPANY'S testimonial will see a Manchester City Legends team take on a Premier League All-Stars XI.

The departing skipper, 33, is being recognised for his stellar 11-year spell at the Etihad and will be given the chance to lead his side out for one last time.

His testimonial will be played at the stadium which he has helped light up over the years with plenty of crucial goals – arguably none more so than his wonderstrike against Leicester – and plenty of trophy lifts.

And he will have the chance to say goodbye to the home fans properly on September 11, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Manchester City did not reveal who would be playing in the match but did say some of their "favourites from the recent past and present will play alongside the captain again, with some familiar Premier League stars of the past decade in direct opposition".

So Kompany may get to play alongside the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and the Toure brothers once more.

All proceeds from the game will be given to Tackle4MCR.

The initiative, set up by Kompany and Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, is attempting to eradicate rough sleeping and homelessness in the city.

Tickets start at £20 for adults and go on sale to members from tomorrow morning, with general sale from next Wednesday.

The day after lifting the FA Cup, Kompany announced on Sunday that he will be leaving Manchester City to rejoin Anderlecht as player-manager this summer.

Speaking at the parade to celebrate the domestic treble, the centre-back revealed he "knew he was done" after his banger past Kasper Schmeichel.

He said: "The moment that ball against Leicester went 'top bins', I knew I was done. I couldn't do anything better.

"I've given everything I could for this club. I can't tell you how proud of that I am. I have nothing left. I have given everything."

But while he may be stepping away from the elite club level, Kompany did get a recall to the Belgium squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Scotland.

He last played for his country in November but the national team coach Roberto Martinez insists Kompany was "selected on merit" after his fine form towards the end of the successful season.


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