Seven players we were cruelly robbed of

Vincent Kompany’s injury ravaged last couple of seasons have left Manchester City fans wondering what could have been. The Belgian centre-back was once considered the Premier League’s best defender, but a series of knocks have put his career at the Etihad on life support.

The good news is that build-from-the back Pep Guardiola is nothing if not patient, with the club captain – don’t tell Joe Hart – and although Kompany has missed a fair share of matches, it’s still a little too early to call his career a write-off. This is especially the case with John Stones struggling to eradicate glaring mistakes from his game.

The same cannot be said of these seven players, who sadly had to call quits

It’s a real shame these lads couldn’t showcase their talent for a prolonged career. They should have just done a ‘Joe Cole’, and gone and played in America for a side which makes my Sunday League team look like the next La Liga winners.