Manuel Pellegrini admitted that the future of captain Vincent Kompany at Manchester City is under major doubt following another injury hit campaign at the Etihad stadium.
Kompany has featured very little for City in the last two seasons, as he has gone from one injury to another. Even though he has been one of the most important players in the club’s history, he has managed less than 50 games in the last two seasons. The record is especially poor in the 2015-16 campaign when he has played just 13 games in all competitions.
As a club challenging for all four major trophies, City cannot afford to have frequently injured players in the squad. It affects the strength of the squad eventually especially considering that a player like Kompany used to be a first-team regular. The latest injury suffered in the Champions League game against Real Madrid has effectively ruled him out of the Euro 2016. This is also a major blow for the Belgian national team, who were counting on the presence ofKompany after seeing him return to the City lineuptowards the end of April. Pellegrini will not be at City to take a decision onKompany, as Pep Guardiola comes in the summer with high hopes of leading the club to Champions League glory.
“I don’t know what he will do in the future. It’s very difficult to understand,” said Pellegrini about the injuries faced by the club captain. “He will return to be normal – David is just 30 years old,” continued the City manager when asked about midfielder David Silva. The Spaniard has also suffered a similar luck with injuries. After having been a mainstay in City’s squad up until now, Silva has also featured in very less number of games in the 2015-16 season across all competitions.