Kompany admits he simply has not been able to get away from the build-up to this game, even if he had tried.
He said: "I cannot remember meeting anyone in the last three or four days who didn't talk to me about it.
"But it's the phone calls as well, it's everything. Not just from here, but from China, America, all over - it's ridiculous the number of people who are into this game, you cannot imagine.
"This game has become much bigger than just the locals. City supporters in Indonesia will have to face the United supporters in Indonesia, lose or win, so it's much bigger than just about Manchester.
"You sense people have their own personal reasons for wanting to win this game."