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Manchester City’s superstar Sergio Aguero has stated that joining the club was the best decision of his career and admitted that he feels like a Mancunian.
Aguero has been at City since 2011 and has gone on to become arguably the most important player in the history of the club. The 31-year-old has become the all-time top scorer for the Citizens and helped win four Premier League titles, including that stoppage-time winner against Queens Park Rangers.
Aguero told the club: “It was hard to imagine spending so long with one club when I first started off… but as time went by, it became clearer to me that it was exactly what I wanted.
“And here I am – enjoying my eighth season with Manchester City.
During Vincent Kompany’s 11 years in Manchester, the Belgian proudly claimed he was an honorary Mancunian. The Argentine has joined the fellow City legend in this sentiment.
“How couldn’t I feel like a Mancunian?” he said.
“I feel at home in this club and in this city. As soon as I arrived, I’ve felt like I belonged – that made the adaptation process much more natural.
“The respect and affection that I receive daily means a lot to me. It’s never easy to be far from my family, and, especially, from my son Benjamin.
“I’ve grown quite fond of Manchester over the years. It’s a city that experiences football with a great intensity – and, in spite of the local rivalry, the relationship with our neighbours has always been friendly and cordial towards me.
“I believe coming to Manchester City is one of the best decisions I’ve taken in my life.”
If you ask many City fans who their favourite ever player is, a lot of them will tell it is Aguero or Kompany.
His love for the club and city of Manchester has placed him in fans’ hearts forever.
From his title-winning goals to his crushing victories over Manchester United, the Argentine has become a true honorary Manc.
As for Kompany, the work he has put in to help the local community has certainly made him one of the most loved people in the city, and the admiration transcends footballing allegiance.
For his testimonial, the City legend donated all proceeding of the match to the homeless.
The two legends of the club are fully deserving of being labelled Mancunians.