Vincent Kompany explains how Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have helped his testimonial
Kompany is returning to Manchester after leaving City this summer after 11 years to join Anderlecht. His Man City Legends team will take on a Premier League All-Stars side including the likes of Neville , Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Edwin van der Sar.
The match will raise money for Tackle4MCR, Kompany’s charity that has already raised more than £300,000 to raise vital funds to support rough sleepers in the city.
And Kompany explained how the involvement of United players is important as the issue of homelessness is a problem across Manchester.
As well as the host of former United players set to play at the Etihad on Wednesday, Kompany mentioned how United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed his support at early events to raise money for Tackle4MCR.
“We’re specifically dealing with homelessness in Greater Manchester,” Kompany said.
“You can’t have successful programmes without having the red side of Manchester involved. Solskjaer was involved from the very beginning.”
Calling on fans across the city to support his charity, Kompany welcomed the rivalry but insisted some things are bigger than football.
He said: “We’ve got our differences, but if we can get together we’re stronger. Manchester has changed and the stronger we are we can do more.
“Gary Neville will expect to get booed but we had to take it at Old Trafford too!”