Vincent Kompany testimonial: Former Manchester United players in team to face 'City Legends'
Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs to play against 'City Legends' squad at the Etihad on September 11
By Joe Tanner
Last Updated: 22/08/19 8:21pm
Ten former Manchester United players have been named in a Premier League all-stars team to face an ex-Manchester City XI for Vincent Kompany's testimonial.
Edwin van der Sar, Gary and Phil Neville, John O'Shea, Wes Brown, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie will play in the all-star team that will be led by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas will also feature, along with Rafael van der Vaart and former England striker Emile Heskey.
The City line-up will include current players Sergio Ageuro and David Silva, while former striker Mario Balotelli is also set to make an appearance.
Joe Hart, Shay Given, Gael Clichy, Aleksandar Kolarov, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Pablo Zabaleta, Dedryk Boyata, Wayne Bridge, Richard Dunne, Nigel de Jong, Samir Nasri, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stephen Ireland and Craig Bellamy make up the rest of the 'City Legends' squad.
Pep Guardiola will manage the home side, who will face the former Premier League XI at the Etihad Stadium on September 11.
Money raised from the match will go to Tackle4MCR - the initiative that Kompany set up with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping and homelessness in the city.
The former captain, 33, guided his team to the domestic treble last term before announcing his departure from City.
Kompany played 360 games for City and won four Premier League titles during his 11-year spell in the north west.
After joining his boyhood side Anderlecht in a player-manager role in May, the centre-back has confirmed he will now purely focus on on-the-field matters as club captain, following the club's worst start to a campaign in 21 years.