Vincent Kompany insists Pep Guardiola is the right man to bring further success to Manchester City – despite seeing his former club fall behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
The former City captain was honoured at the Football Writers’ Association tribute night at the Savoy on Sunday evening.
Kompany, 33, won four titles at the Etihad Stadium before leaving to become player-manager of Anderlecht last summer.
The goals were enough to see Aguero become the all-time leading foreign goalscorer in the Premier League and Kompany hailed the achievements of the Argentina international – especially his title-winning goal on the last day of the 2011/12 season.
“What a legend he is,” added Kompany.
“You take away the fact he has scored that many goals, I’m grateful for one goal.
“But when he scored against QPR and everyone said ‘Agueroooo’, you take that goal in isolation and he is always going to be a legend to me.
“He has been part of a very important core of players and no matter what happens, he will always be remembered as one guy who helped us get to the next level, such a level.”