Vincent Kompany “sceptical” of those “pointing fingers” at Manchester City amid charges

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Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said that he is “very sceptical” of people “pointing fingers” at the club after they were charged with breaching numerous financial rules by the Premier League.
It was announced on Monday morning that the Premier League have charged the Citizens with breaking more than 100 financial regulations following a four-year investigation.

Alleged breaches are said to have been committed between 2008-09 and 2017-18 and relate to financial information regarding revenue, details of manager and player remuneration within the relevant contracts, UEFA regulations, profitability and sustainability and co-operation with Premier League investigations.

Man City released a statement shortly after the charges were announced, expressing their ‘surprise’ at the Premier League’s allegations considering their “irrefutable evidence” in support of their position.

The reigning Premier League champions could face unprecedented sanctions such as fines, transfer bans, points deductions or expulsion from the top flight should they be found guilty by an independent commission.

Kompany made a total of 360 appearances for Man City across an 11-year period between 2008 and 2019, and won 12 trophies including four Premier League titles, four EFL Cups and two FA Cups.

The 36-year-old former defender, who has a statue of himself outside the Etihad Stadium to recognise his legacy at the club, is now in charge of Championship leaders Burnley, who beat Ipswich Town 2-1 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday.

After the match, Kompany was asked to share his thoughts on the allegations against Man City, but he admitted that he has not had time to digest the latest findings and he remains fully focused on his job at Turf Moor.

“I haven’t had the time to even dive into what is undoubtedly an interesting topic but I’ve more interesting things to worry about at the moment,” Kompany told reporters.

“The fixtures actually help me because I’ve had no time to look into it or feel emotionally connected to what’s happening.”

The Belgian was also asked whether the allegations against City could tarnish the memories of his success at the club, and he responded: “I kind of look at it and sometimes roll my eyes a little bit.

“But if everybody looks a bit at themselves, I think the football industry in general is not one that can afford to point the finger too many times.

“If you know what the football industry is about, I’m very sceptical when people start pointing fingers.

“Do your best for yourself and let’s try and improve all the time but I’m a little bit sceptical when the fingers get pointed easily.”

Man City continue to deny the allegations and they are said to be prepared to go to the Supreme Court to clear their name, but if proven guilty, many Premier League clubs allegedly want to see the current champions punished with relegation.

Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit second in the Premier League table and five points behind leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand.

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