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Roberto Mancini Tells Vincent Kompany To Put Manchester City First

Italian boss warns Belgian defender over his priorities.

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has fired a warning at his club captain Vincent Kompany according to The Manchester Evening News.

The Italian boss was left absolutely fuming after Kompany played ninety minutes for Belgium during the World Cup qualification victory over Macdeonia on Tuesday.

The Belgian centre-back has not appeared for his club since January after suffering a calf injury that has kept him on the sidelines.

Kompany has since seen his side surrender a 15 point lead to bitter rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table and Mancini is furious that Kompany’s fitness was risked when he has been unable to appear for his club.

Kompany returned to training with his club yesterday and is being monitored by the club’s medical staff to assess whether he will be fit to play in City’s game with Newcastle this weekend.

The player has suffered problems recovering from calf injuries in the past and Mancini was eager not to rush the player. The fiery Italian did not want Kompany to play at all in Belgium’s game, let alone for 90 minutes, and Mancini has fired a warning at his skipper to put his club before his country.


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