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Manchester City celebrate an historic win and say goodbye to Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the FA Cup during the FA Cup Final match at Wembley Photo: PA

Vincent Kompany has announced he is to leave Manchester City just a day after helping the club complete an unprecedented men's domestic treble.

The 33-year-old joined the club in the summer of 2008 and has made 360 appearances.

He signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble.

Kompany has announced he is to become the player-manager of Belgian side Anderlecht, the first club he joined at the age of 6.

The defender won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields during his 11 years at the club.

Kompany said: "As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out.

"I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.

"I remember the first day, as clear as I see the last. I remember the boundless kindness I received from the people of Manchester."

Kompany celebrating with the FA Cup just hours before he announces his departure this summer Credit: PA

Kompany added: "I will never forget how all Man City supporters remained loyal to me in good times and especially bad times. Against the odds you have always backed me and inspired me to never give up.

"Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans around the world, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things, I find that awesome."

The Belgian also paid tribute to his team-mates and manager Pep Guardiola.

"A special word also to Pep and the backroom staff: you've been superb. You've followed me through so much hardship. You made me come back stronger every time. Thank you so much."

The City players on their parade last May Credit: PA

Manchester City fans will celebrate wth their historic treble winning team as their parade their trophies in Manchester city centre on Monday.

There will be a stage on Deansgate in front of Manchester Cathedral, gates opening from 4pm.

The players will begin the parade itself at 6pm.

The bus will begin its route in Albert Square next to Manchester Town Halll.

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