• Kompany’s head injury will be treated carefully – Guardiola

    Kompany’s head injury will be treated carefully – Guardiola

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the club will treat Vincent Kompany’s latest injury with care.

    Kompany, 30, suffered a head injury in a collision with his own goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday and will be assessed ahead of the Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday.

    “He had a problem with his head,” Guardiola said. “[He got] a kick. Now we’re going to control him. You have to be careful with head injuries. […]

  • Manchester City captain Kompany forced off again

    Manchester City captain Kompany forced off again

    The increasingly injury-plagued Belgian defender could not make it through the first half of his side’s Premier League trip to Crystal Palace after a collision with Claudio Bravo.

    Vincent Kompany has suffered yet another injury setback during Manchester City’s game at Crystal Palace.

    Kompany was a somewhat surprise inclusion in Pep Guardiola’s starting lineup given his ongoing injury problems, the latest of which came when he pulled out of Belgium’s friendly against the Netherlands just over a week before.

    But his afternoon lasted […]

  • Vincent Kompany has future at Manchester City – Guardiola

    Vincent Kompany has future at Manchester City – Guardiola

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says captain Vincent Kompany has a future at the club, but needs “faith to play regularly” after a run of injuries.

    Kompany, who played 22 times for City last season, was replaced at half-time of Wednesday’s derby against Manchester United because he was “tired”.

    “He has a contract. So of course,” said Guardiola, when asked if the 30-year-old had a future with City.

    “He was injured many times. We’re trying to give him faith to play.”

    Aleksandar Kolarov replaced […]

  • Kompany told me he couldn’t play anymore – Guardiola

    Kompany told me he couldn’t play anymore – Guardiola

    The Belgium international raised alarm bells when he came off midway through the cup tie, but his boss affirmed that the change was not due to further injury.

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he substituted Vincent Kompany at half-time in Wednesday’s EFL Cup fourth-round defeat to Manchester United because the defender claimed he “could not play anymore”.

    Captain Kompany returned to the City starting XI on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a lengthy injury lay-off, with previous comeback […]