Do show where I mentioned those players. More so how two players you mentioned being under 30 have anything to do with clubs binning club legends when they get the wrong side of 30.You compare Scholes, Giggs and other greats to Smalling, Jones, Young? Even Neville called it quit when he realised he cant did it anymore.
Maybe Kompany has learnt stuff from Pep. Maybe City (or other clubs) will be happy to loan young stars (a la Derby/Chelsea) with him there. Bit soon to say he's got no chance?Have you lot seen Anderlecht play this season? They’re so far behind Genk and Brugge, Kompany won’t fix shit with them.
He was already made of glass back then. Loads of injuries. Last season at Anderlecht he barely played.I'm fairly sure he was rated as a wonderkid in his youth, was playing for Anderlecht as a 16 year old in CL and can remember Chelsea being linked.
Here is article that showed his potential at the time (2004):
Must not have progressed as much as expected at Hamburg although they had a decent team in those times. Certainly an amazing deal for Man. City to sign him when they did, asked before but weren't you playing him a lot at DM in his first 12 months at the club? Then you sold Richard Dunne to us and he took over the leadership void at the back, worked out pretty well and less so for us....
It helps having a blank cheque book and no pressure to make a profit.
It doesIt helps having a blank cheque book and no pressure to make a profit.
He always comes across as intelligent when I've seen him on TV doing punditry and interviews. Good for Anderlecht getting him in as player/manager, I think he'll do well.I know somebody that did some of the same courses as kompany as they both did their MBA part time... He speaks really highly of him in terms of intelligence and business sense ... Could see him going the sporting director route after a couple more seasons in USA ... Possibky they might even give him that type of role in their USA franchise before bringing him back to city in the future
Wrong. Everything Man Utd does is terrible and the worst. We're the worst club ever. Get your message right.This nonsense line keeps getting rolled out...
United under Fergie kept players who gave everything and were fiercely loyal the same amount of loyalty.
Scholars was brought back, after retiring. Giggs, Neville are two more examples of players not just tossed aside because they ended up the wrong side of 30.
Away from United there are countless examples. Robben and Ribery at Bayern being two recent ones. Del Piero and Juventus was what, 36/37 when Juventus decided not to renew his contract. There are loads more out there.
The reality is Kompany has a terrible injury record and likely doesn't have the legs to continue. It will be as much his decision as City being "ruthless". The fact he's gone to be player manager at Anderlecht shows he's been thinking about retirement.
So no, this isn't how the big clubs do it, it's not even how City do it. It's a 33 year old with a bad injury record making a decision to prolong his career while also planning for his next step.
They'll be booing him before the end of next season as they continue to be shit. On the other hand, he may bring some much needed positivity to their camp. Then again, so did Solskjaer at United, and look at where we are now.Have you lot seen Anderlecht play this season? They’re so far behind Genk and Brugge, Kompany won’t fix shit with them.