Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany recently return to first-team action, but not with his club team. He made his return with the Belgian national team in the match against Macedonia, which has drawn criticism of the Manchester city manager. Roberto Mancini has criticised the Belgium manager, Marc Wilmots, after he decided to select and field the 26-year-old in the match against Macedonia. Belgium managed to win the encounter 1-0, thus keeping them in the race to finish top of group. However, this was the first match Kompany has played in more than two months.
The defender has been on the sidelines since January due to a calf injury. The 48-year-old, Mancini, has said that the club does everything for the footballer, and they should be given preference. After making his return to first-team action, it was expected that Kompany may be part of the team that will play against Newcastle during the weekend. However, Mancini has ruled out the participation of the Belgian defender by saying that he may not be ready yet. Mancini, though, will have the presence of Sergio Aguero for this match. The Argentine missed the international match for his national team due to an injury.
Mancini has also denied rumours that he is set to quit the Premier league team for the French club Monaco.
“He didn’t play for us for 60 days and then he went to play for the Belgium team. I did not agree with this. I think sometimes some managers of national teams should understand the situation. This player plays for the club. The club, every month, pay his salary. I don’t know if he is OK or not. One week before the international break, he was not fit to play for us. Sergio is OK. I think he could be ready for Saturday,” said Mancini.