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City stars salute departing 'legend' Kompany

20 May 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

London - Vincent Kompany was hailed as a "legend" by Manchester City's stars on Sunday after the Belgium defender revealed he will leave the treble winners to become player-manager at Anderlecht.

Kompany confirmed his move to the Belgian club just 24 hours after lifting the FA Cup at Wembley following City's 6-0 rout of Watford.

The 33-year-old's departure brings down the curtain on his trophy-filled 11-year spell with City.

Kompany won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields in Manchester and his City team-mates were quick to pay tribute to their iconic centre-back.

Kompany's compatriot Kevin de Bruyne tweeted:

Aymeric Laporte, Kompany's partner in the centre of City's defence in the Cup final, tweeted:

Kompany's City career has encompassed their golden era and 18-year-old midfielder Phil Foden will be expected to emerge as the club's leading light in their next generation.

Foden tweeted.

City right-back Kyle Walker said on Instagram:

Kompany made 360 appearances for City after joining from Hamburg in August 2008, days before the Sheikh Mansour takeover that transformed the club forever.

His 20th and final City goal fittingly came in the final minutes of a vital victory over Leicester on May 6, a long-range thunderbolt that pushed his team to the brink of their latest title triumph.

Former City skipper Rodney Marsh tweeted:

Joining the tributes to the man dubbed 'Mr Man City', former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tweeted:

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville tweeted:

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