When asked by Sky Sports News to give his thoughts on the appointment, Kompany said: "Wayne has been at the club for a long time. Whatever has been happening for United at that time, he's always been at the centre of it.
"Most of the time they've won a lot except for last year obviously. I think having the best player as captain is never a bad choice, but at the same time, in all honesty I'm focused on Man City and to say in the softest way - I couldn't care less to be honest."
Kompany guided City to their second league title in three years last season under manager Manuel Pellegrini.