De Bruyne backs former Man City team-mate Vincent Kompany to be a success Anderlecht.

I think there's a lot of people who want Kompany to fail', says De Bruyne.

Vincent Kompany is leaving City (Martin Rickett/PA)
Vincent Kompany is leaving City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Vincent Kompany will need time to turn things around at Anderlecht, according to his former Manchester City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne.


Kompany was announced as Anderlecht's player-manager during the close season, but his role at the club changed last week after the Belgium club had registered only two points from their first four matches of the new campaign.


Nonetheless, City midfield ace De Bruyne says Kompany will succeed despite 'people who want him to fail'.


"He's been a manager for like two months, so what do you expect? To go there and win every game? It's not like this in football," he told reporters.


"I think there's a lot of people who want him to fail, because to do this job, to be player and a manager, some people don't like it. I know Vinny pretty well and he probably won't care what people say about it.


"I spoke with him a few times, he's enjoying it. The games that I saw I think they're playing really well, they're missing a striker for the moment, but I think he had a very tough job.


"Obviously he didn't start well in terms of points, but I can understand it a little bit because he is trying to play a style that we did [at City] and obviously we had growing pains, so I can understand that.


"Football is a business where you get points, but I think he will get time. In Belgium only one is relegated, so I don't think he needs to worry about that! If he gets the time, that will be nice."



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