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Manchester City's Vincent Kompany out of Swansea clash

Vincent Kompany out of Swansea clash

23/09/2016 at 13:53

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Swansea City with a groin injury.

Kompany, 30, suffered yet another injury setback during City’s midweek League Cup win, also against the Swans.

Although the club has remained quiet on a return date, they revealed – with relief – that it was not a recurrence of the calf problem that blighted his campaign last season.

OUR VIEW

How long can the injury woes continue?

He might have a future at City – his quality when fit is undoubted – but surely not one as captain. Pep Guardiola needs to build a cohesive unit, even if that is one with the Belgian on the fringes. We’ve seen the Spaniard’s ruthlessness in the past; it would not be at all surprising if Kompany’s time as a guaranteed starter is over.

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