Vincent Kompany reveals ‘unfortunate’ plan for Man Utd legend Gary Neville in testimonial
Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany had a hilarious plan set up for Manchester United rival Gary Neville on his testimonial tonight.
Kompany will be honoured at the Etihad for his glittering 11-year stint at City with a match between some of his greatest team-mates and the fiercest opponents he has ever had.
The Anderlecht player-manager is looking forward for that special evening but is also intrigued to see which of the legends have remained in shape.
Neville hasn’t played since his retirement in 2011 and the Belgium international had a brutal plan set up for the rusty pundit.
My goal was to put the fastest winger I could find on Gary Neville’s side
Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany
The centre-back wanted to have Leroy Sane, the fastest winger he could think of, put up against the former United captain and cause him a headache at right-back.
However, Sane is out with a knee injury and so Neville’s job might be easier in the wing.
Kompany told Sky Sports: “There are so many old faces, and I want to see who is still in shape and who is not anymore!
“I remember a lot of conversations in the dressing room… ‘What are you going to do when you stop playing?’
“Nigel de Jong is still playing, so I’ll have to wait for another time with him, but I think he was going to go the other way!
“Those you think go one way, they don’t, and the people you think go the other way, they don’t!
“I’m looking forward to seeing whose in shape mainly, and reminiscing about the stories we still remember from the dressing room.
“It’s unfortunate that Leroy Sane is out with a knee injury, because I would have put him on Gary Neville.
“My goal was to put the fastest winger I could find on Gary Neville’s side!
“Unless he goes and hides at centre-back, we’ll see.”
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