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How do you rate Gary Neville?

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by Mark A (U5611457) 02 February 2011
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"Gary was the best English right-back of his generation."

The thoughts of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson on Gary Neville who has retired from football with immediate effect.

He was that rare breed of being a 'one club man' having started out in a magnificent youth team at Old Trafford alongside the likes of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, and Paul Scholes.

The 35-year-old made 602 appearances for United, scoring seven
goals and picked up 85 England caps. He said on Wednesday: "I've fulfilled every dream I've ever had."

How do you rank Neville in the world of defenders in the last 20 years? Mark Lawrenson says he can't think of a better right-back in the history of the Premier League.

Give us your favourite memories of Neville. Perhaps a career in TV or coaching beckons. What next for him do you think?

Over to you.

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posted Feb 3, 2011

Euro 2000 - gives a penalty away against Romania to give them a 3-2 lead. England fail to go through as a result. Granted most of the team were awful but that penalty - urgghh.
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Fail. That was Phil.

On Beckham, I think you could just as easily argue the opposite. They brought out the best in each other.

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posted Feb 3, 2011


"Um, that was Phil Neville. doh"

Good point, well put. I bet Gary encouraged him to play football though!

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comment by bobo (U14773651)

posted Feb 3, 2011

Not sure if we can post links, but check out video on youtube," Gary neville videos"

Both teams are lined up to go on the pitch, when smichel ( sp?) shakes all the lads hands then Mr Class himself refuse to shake thier old teammate hand.
I loved watching the other players laugh at poor gary.
They will miss his comedy releif in the dressing room.

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posted Feb 3, 2011

What a load of tosh, he spouts off about every other team after they have played them cos he is under the Man-u wing, just wait until he tries his hand at commentary work on tv and the two faced so and so is sucking up about teams with his claptrap. Hope he retires and disappears.

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posted Feb 3, 2011

Hairy Badger, as for Neville not making it in any of the big European teams, Duh he was at the biggest club and unless you forgot part of the treble winning team. Who's the Muppet???

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comment by tusha (U14775181)

posted Feb 4, 2011

I was heart broken when i heard the news, but i would like to wish Gary all the best.
as they say all good things must come to an end.
Gary you will be missed

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posted Feb 4, 2011

comment by rockyracoon (U14515226)
posted 18 Hours Ago

Hairy Badger, as for Neville not making it in any of the big European teams, Duh he was at the biggest club
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Hahahahaha...........DELUSIONAL...laugh

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posted Feb 6, 2011

Gary Neville ,the best R back in the prem bar non , the best English R back of his generation bar non. Played for the most successfull prem team 602 times and England 82 times .So give the respect he deserves. LEGEND.

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comment by bobo (U14773651)

posted Feb 8, 2011

Its not that we dont want to give respect, but the man is getting what he deserves.
He was a great footballer - but at the same time he was/is a arrogant,vile human being.
This is not a Man U hating thing- because when Giggs retires there will be nothing but accolades-can someone please explain why this would be so difference?


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