Kevin De Bruyne shows his support for former teammate Vincent Kompany
Kevin De Bruyne shows his support for former teammate Vincent Kompany
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Kevin De Bruyne shows his support for former teammate Vincent Kompany

​Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has come out in full support of former teammate Vincent Kompany as the player-manager of Anderlecht after negative reports surfaced. 

Kompany who enjoyed immense success with City sent the football world into shockwaves when he announced his that he will be embarking on the managerial journey after departing from the Premier League champions. 

However, upon his appointment, Kompany has been struggling to secure a victory as Anderlecht still remain winless from five games played in the Belgian First Division A - which led him to step down from his role to be a captain on the pitch. 

De Bruyne has been on his defence, speaking to Sky Sport he said: "He's been a manager for like two months, so what do you expect?"

"To go there and win every game? It's not like this in football. I think there's a lot of people who want him to fail because to do this job, to be player and a manager, some people don't like it but I know Vinny pretty well and he probably won't care what people say about it.

EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ"I spoke with him a few times, he's enjoying it.

"The games that I saw I think they're playing really well, they're missing a striker for the moment but I think he had a very tough job.

"I think he had like 50 players at the beginning of the season and had to let 25 players go, and he gained 10 players, it's nearly impossible. And then put another philosophy into it, it's very difficult.

"Obviously he didn't start well in terms of points but I can understand it a little bit because he is trying to play a style that we did and obviously we had growing pains, so I can understand that.

"Football is a business where you get points but I think he will get time. In Belgium, only one is relegated so I don't think he needs to worry about that! If he gets the time that will be nice."

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