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Gary Neville 1992-?

November 22, 2009

Written by: Adam Carpenter

Currently he has played in over 570 games and scored 7 goals

The older of the two Neville brothers has enjoyed a wonderful career at Manchester United so far, goes down as one of our best defenders ever, and is a true Manchester lad through and through. Gary just like younger brother Phil was another one of Fergie’s fledglings’ and one of many young products from the youth team and to more than excel at Old Trafford for a number of years. He started in the youth side and was captain of it and led them to the glory of the F.A youth cup in his first season in 1991. He then made his debut for the first team in September 1992 in a European game against Torpedo Moscow. He has been b far Manchester United’s most loyal and ever present defender since the premiership has begun, enjoying 17 years to date as the number 1 Manchester United right back. He did become the number 1 right back in 1994 when Paul Parker left.

Gary is renowned for his aggression and desire to win football matches for his club, and for many years has not only defended like a brilliant defender, but also contributed with many assists and attacking play to help United get more goals. Whether it has been Beckham or Ronaldo occupying the right touchline (nowadays Valencia) he has always played his part. However goal scoring has never been his main asset, 7 goals in nearly 600 appearances will tell you that. The example of his passion for his team has been on show on a few occasions against local rivals. Back in January 2006 when he displayed his passion when United beat Liverpool thanks to a last minute Rio Ferdinand header, he was caught jumping around shouting screaming and kissing his badge in front of the travelling away support from Merseyside, where he got into trouble with the F.A and was fined £5000 for improper conduct. He has also been seen showing more of his passion for our club when john O’shea scored a last minute winner in front of the Kop against Liverpool, which was a key moment in the red devils winning the title. He also teased the Man City fans this season after Owen scored a last minute winner at Old Trafford for United. He bleeds United red in his performances and will clearly do anything for the team, which is why he is dearly loved by the Old Trafford faithful. He has been the club captain of Manchester United since Roy Keane left United back in January 2006, where he still is currently first choice club captain. Back in 2008 he signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2010.

He is a role model for any young fan and at 34 years old still has his body in tip top shape to still compete at the highest level of the game. He is as loyal a player as you can get and als the most passionate you can find.

Neville has generally been very consistent and a regular among the back four over the years, but in March 2007 he suffered ankle ligament damage in a league game against Bolton Wanderers. This wasn’t thought to be too bad at first but it turned out to be a very lengthy injury for Neville and kept him out of first team action for over a year, when he finally returned in April 2008 against Roma in a champions league game, where he came on as a substitute and put the captains armband straight back on his arm. Of recent Neville was sent off this season in a carling cup match at Oakwell against Barnsley. He got the ball but and then followed through onto the player as his studs were showing he was given a straight red card, it looked accidental but it was a red card.

Gary’s united career has been a wonderful one thus far, and his record of winners’ medals will go to show for this, eight premier league winners medals, three F.A cups medals, two European cups medals and one league cup medal. He is also one of five captains to lift the premier league title for the red devils, and this is a very special group, with the likes of Robson, Bruce, Cantona and Keane.

Gary has also enjoyed a wonderful international career, but over the years he has generally been there as the first choice England right back. His debut for his country came back in 1995 when he was only 20 years old, it was against Japan. He has appeared for England at Euro 1996, Euro 2000, Euro 2004, World Cup 1998, World Cup 2002 and World Cup 2006. To date Neville has made 85 England caps, scoring no times. However it is not known whether he will feature for his country again, his last match was over two years ago against Spain in a friendly in February 2007. However he has not hung up his boots yet and has not given up hope of being in the world cup 2010 squad, if he can impress and stay away from injury this season for Manchester United. older of the two Neville brothers has enjoyed a wonderful career at Manchester United so far, goes down as one of our best defenders ever, and is a true Manchester lad through and through. Gary just like younger brother Phil was another one of Fergie’s fledglings’ and one of many young products from the youth team and to more than excel at Old Trafford for a number of years. He started in the youth side and was captain of it and led them to the glory of the F.A youth cup in his first season in 1991. He then made his debut for the first team in September 1992 in a European game against Torpedo Moscow. He has been b far Manchester United’s most loyal and ever present defender since the premiership has begun, enjoying 17 years to date as the number 1 Manchester United right back. He did become the number 1 right back in 1994 when Paul Parker left.

Gary is renowned for his aggression and desire to win football matches for his club, and for many years has not only defended like a brilliant defender, but also contributed with many assists and attacking play to help United get more goals. Whether it has been Beckham or Ronaldo occupying the right touchline (nowadays Valencia) he has always played his part. However goal scoring has never been his main asset, 7 goals in nearly 600 appearances will tell you that. The example of his passion for his team has been on show on a few occasions against local rivals. Back in January 2006 when he displayed his passion when United beat Liverpool thanks to a last minute Rio Ferdinand header, he was caught jumping around shouting screaming and kissing his badge in front of the travelling away support from Merseyside, where he got into trouble with the F.A and was fined £5000 for improper conduct. He has also been seen showing more of his passion for our club when john O’shea scored a last minute winner in front of the Kop against Liverpool, which was a key moment in the red devils winning the title. He also teased the Man City fans this season after Owen scored a last minute winner at Old Trafford for United. He bleeds United red in his performances and will clearly do anything for the team, which is why he is dearly loved by the Old Trafford faithful. He has been the club captain of Manchester United since Roy Keane left United back in January 2006, where he still is currently first choice club captain. Back in 2008 he signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2010.

He is a role model for any young fan and at 34 years old still has his body in tip top shape to still compete at the highest level of the game. He is as loyal a player as you can get and als the most passionate you can find.

Neville has generally been very consistent and a regular among the back four over the years, but in March 2007 he suffered ankle ligament damage in a league game against Bolton Wanderers. This wasn’t thought to be too bad at first but it turned out to be a very lengthy injury for Neville and kept him out of first team action for over a year, when he finally returned in April 2008 against Roma in a champions league game, where he came on as a substitute and put the captains armband straight back on his arm. Of recent Neville was sent off this season in a carling cup match at Oakwell against Barnsley. He got the ball but and then followed through onto the player as his studs were showing he was given a straight red card, it looked accidental but it was a red card.

Gary’s united career has been a wonderful one thus far, and his record of winners’ medals will go to show for this, eight premier league winners medals, three F.A cups medals, two European cups medals and one league cup medal. He is also one of five captains to lift the premier league title for the red devils, and this is a very special group, with the likes of Robson, Bruce, Cantona and Keane.

Gary has also enjoyed a wonderful international career, but over the years he has generally been there as the first choice England right back. His debut for his country came back in 1995 when he was only 20 years old, it was against Japan. He has appeared for England at Euro 1996, Euro 2000, Euro 2004, World Cup 1998, World Cup 2002 and World Cup 2006. To date Neville has made 85 England caps, scoring no times. However it is not known whether he will feature for his country again, his last match was over two years ago against Spain in a friendly in February 2007. However he has not hung up his boots yet and has not given up hope of being in the world cup 2010 squad, if he can impress and stay away from injury this season for Manchester United.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 22, 2009 10:02 pm

    Adam another great read buddy you did Nev’s proud with this one

  2. Dizza permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:28 am

    well written Adam. Gary Neville is as loyal as they come, and he’s one of those players who makes you feel passionate about the game, no matter who we’re playing! We’ll miss him for sure when he decides to hang up the boots.

    • adam (carpy) permalink
      November 23, 2009 4:21 pm

      agree with you totally dizza, when neville hangs up his boots, he wil be missed sorely. ok he might no be the best payer anymore but in his mid 30’s it is very understandable, great servent to us over the years. another key thing we get from him is his experience in the dressing room and the training pitch, to help the younger lads through.

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