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'I was crying when he left... he helped me a lot': Oleksandr Zinchenko tips hat to mentor Vincent Kompany for teaching him art of defending Oleksandr Zinchenko admitted he cried when Vincent Kompany left Man City The Ukrainian said Kompany helped teach him art of defending before his exit  He said: 'I would like to stay in touch with him. He is absolutely a living legend.

By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 07:08 BST, 22 July 2019

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One of Vincent Kompany's final acts as Manchester City captain was to teach Oleksandr Zinchenko the art of defending.

Kompany, who became Anderlecht player-manager earlier this summer, often took the Ukrainian back out on to the pitches after training for extra sessions.

The pair worked on Zinchenko's positioning as the 22-year-old fine-tuned his understanding of the

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