Manchester City morning news: Kompany makes it through 90 minutes, Mangala must wait for chance

A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany made it through Belgium’s 2-0 win against Australia.

The Belgian was sent for scans on a calf problem earlier this week, which showed no signs of a serious problem.

He was risked for 90 minutes by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots despite knowing that Kompany had been suffering.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned Eliaquim Mangala that he has to be patient as he waits to get into the team.

The £32 million summer signing from FC Porto is yet to make his first competitive appearances for the club.

“We have so many games to play. At the moment Demichelis and Kompany are playing well, but that doesn't mean Mangala can't play. He will have his time to play, and then it depends on performances,” he told reporters.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has backed Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney over the England captaincy.

Hart has suggested that he is the right man to be leading the national side ahead of the European qualifiers, which start on Monday.

“He is the main man in English football and someone we are proud to play behind. It was an easy choice for Wayne to be captain and an easy for us to play behind,” said Hart.

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