A plethora of former Manchester City players came back to the Etihad Stadium last night for Vincent Kompany’s testimonial in which a Manchester City Legends team took on a Premier League All-Stars line-up.
— Man City | Superbia (@SuperbiaProeIia) September 11, 2019
In a Manchester City team that included current players David Silva and Sergio Aguero, along with past Premier League winners such as Joe Hart, Kolo Toure and Pablo Zabaleta, one name which featured regularly in replies was Nigel de Jong.
He made 137 appearances for the club, scoring twice, although he was involved in a controversial moment in the 2010 World Cup final when referee Howard Webb later admitted he should have sent off the midfielder for a chest-high challenge on Spain’s Xabi Alonso. [via The Guardian]
These Manchester City fans identified de Jong as a player who stood out in Kompany’s testimonial:
De jong hasn’t aged or changed a bit
Ireland is still superman
Petrov’s left foot is still a cannon
— Jon Jennings (@JonJennings92) September 11, 2019
@NDJ_Official has been great
— Tez green (@Tezbgreen) September 11, 2019
— Tor Chadwick (@BlueTor) September 11, 2019
sign De Jong immediately
— Oli (@oli_mcfc) September 11, 2019
Ireland and De Jong
— BlueRay (@RayCassar1) September 11, 2019
— mq (@DebruyneClazz) September 11, 2019
What were your memories of de Jong at Manchester City? Were there any other players who impressed you in the Kompany testimonial? Have your say in the comments section below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!