Vincent Kompany has backed Manchester City to do what no Premier League club has ever done before.

Last season saw City win a historic treble that included a third consecutive Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola’s side will kick off their title defence on Friday with a trip to Turf Moor to face a Burnley team managed by former City captain Kompany.

Kompany backs City to make history

Kompany never hides his affection for his former club, but speaking ahead of the match he was completely focused on the task at hand.

However, the 37-year-old saw no reason why City can’t do what no club has done before and win four Premier League titles in a row.

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“No team got to 100 points – they did it. No team won the English ‘Quadruple’ – they did it. They won the Treble too, so you wouldn’t put it past them,” Kompany told reporters.

Kompany spent 11 years at City, during which time he won the Premier League four times, the FA Cup twice and the League Cup four times.

He captained the City side that won the 2017/18 league title with 100 points – a Premier League record – before leading the club to a clean sweep of domestic trophies the following campaign.

While he surely would have loved to have been involved in City’s treble success last season – particularly a first Champions League triumph in club history – the Belgian enjoyed a successful campaign of his own.

Kompany led Burnley to promotion in his first season in charge, with his side amassing 101 points in the process.

Both City and Kompany have been happy to see each other do well, but on Friday night, only one thing matters.

“It’s been an awkward month with congratulations flying back and forth between people I know,” Kompany said.

“City won the treble, people I’ve worked with many years of my life. Contact will always be there. Now we have to go toe to toe.”

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