Gary Neville – A Living Legend of Manchester United

Born 18 February 1975, Gary Neville left school at the age of 16 when he joined Manchester United to play for their highly successful youth team. Making his first appearance for United against Russian side Torpedo Moscow in 1992, he has always been loyal to the club he has supported since his childhood days.

Replacing the injured Paul Parker, Gary Neville 롤 대리 made his league debut for United two years later on 8 May 1994 in a 0-0 draw against Coventry City at Old Trafford. He quickly became a regular member of what would prove to be the most talented team Sir Alex Ferguson ever built. As a right full back, the loyal skirmisher has made over 500 appearances for Manchester United during his 18 years at the club, winning eight Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups and one European Cup. Neville has scored a total of seven goals throughout his United career, the first coming against Middlesbrough on May 5, 1997.

In December 2005, Gary Neville was made Manchester United captain following the departure of midfielder Roy Keane and he became the club’s fifth captain to lift the Premier League title the following season. Rated as one of the best full backs ever to play for the Old Trafford club, the vastly experienced stalwart is fifth on the most exclusive United all time appearances list. Never even considering a move elsewhere, the United cornerstone is one of a rare breed of footballers who has spent his entire playing career at the same club.

Serving his native country for many years, Gary Neville has won a total of 85 caps during a long career as an England international which started in 1995 when he was called up for a friendly against Japan. His younger brother Phil Neville also played for Manchester United and the two brothers were team mates at both club and international level until Phil decided to move on to Everton in 2005.

Gary Neville also has a long standing relationship with the Mediterranean island of Malta. He has described Malta as his second home and he has been an official tourism ambassador for the island since 2001. In return for his services the Malta Tourism Authority support the Gary Neville Soccer School on the island. Not surprisingly, the Reds have a large following on the island and the Manchester United Supporters’ Club Malta is in fact officially recognised by Manchester United Football Club as the oldest Manchester United supporters club world wide.

“Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager Manchester United have ever had. It is ridiculous for people to suggest he leaves. Who do they want to replace him? Ron Atkinson, Tommy Docherty?”