Just over a decade ago, Sir Alex Ferguson washed up at Celtic Park for a Champions League group game between Celtic and Anderlecht apparently armed with notions of submitting a bid for the teenage Belgian defender Vincent Kompany. Kompany was a work in progress at that stage, but was attracting admiring glances from various clubs around Europe. Fergie and Manchester United were primed to pounce.
Kompany endured the kind of tortuous evening in Glasgow that no defender wants to encounter in their career. Far less as a lad of 17. Goals from Henrik Larsson, Liam Miller and Chris Sutton catapultedRead More »from Two’s Kompany: Why City’s leader needs a worthy partner