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Guardiola cautious ahead of reunion with Kompany in FA Cup

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Manager Pep Guardiola urged Manchester City to be wary of former City star Vincent Kompany's Burnley when the teams meet in an FA Cup quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Kompany played under Guardiola from 2016-19 before leaving to join Anderlecht as player-manager. He took over Burnley in 2022 and has led them to the top of the second-tier Championship standings on 83 points from 33 matches, a position from which they look poised to earn promotion back to the Premier League a year after being relegated.

Kompany lifted the Premier League trophy four times during a glittering career with City in which he also won two FA Cups and four League Cups.

Guardiola says managing against Kompany makes him feel old. "He was an incredible figure here," said Guardiola, 52. "He is one of the biggest legends I have had. "On the other side, I'm concerned because when you start to play a game and the opponent on the touchline is a player that you had, you realise how old you are becoming. "That is a little bit frustrating, but it's nice to see him.

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