Vincent Kompany has “given everything” to Manchester City and says he knew his time was up when he scored the winner against Leicester City. The long-serving captain announced on Sunday he was leaving City after 11 successful years to take up the role of player-manager at Anderlecht.
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Consequently, the 33-year-old was the star of the show as City celebrated this season’s historic treble with an open-top bus parade through Manchester city centre on Monday. Speaking as the parade culminated with a stage show outside Manchester Cathedral, the Belgian said: “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.”
Kompany’s future had been the subject of speculation for some time but he realised the time was right to leave when he scored a spectacular winner against Leicester earlier this month. Kompany’s long-range strike, in their penultimate game of the season, took City within one game of retaining their Premier League title. He said: “The moment that ball against Leicester went ‘top bins’ I knew I was done! I couldn’t do anything better. It felt right.”
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