Review: “Red” by Gary Neville

Red - My Autobiography

There are moments in “Red”, Gary Neville’s autobiography, when you are reminded what an absolutely extraordinary career he, his brother and – as he never fails to refer to them – “Butty, Becks, Giggsy and Scholesey” had together. In the second batch of photographs included there is an image, captured in the dressing room before […]

Come in number two, your time is up

Gary Neville

Retirements, like London buses, come rarely at Old Trafford and then two happen in the space of a week. Following Edwin van der Sar into the football afterlife comes Gary Neville, who today announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect. Precipitated perhaps by Sir Alex Ferguson’s likely decision to omit the 35-year-old defender […]

Three amigos bridge generation gap

When Jose Mourinho takes charge of Manchester United in summer 2012 he will have on his coaching staff three recently retired club legends. That’s the scenario posed by the week’s events, with the Portuguese signing on at Real Madrid, while Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville were each offered coaching roles at Old Trafford. […]

Nev signs but Rafael’s time has come

Gary Neville, Manchester United’s 35-year-old club captain, has signed a one year contract extension that will keep the defender at Old Trafford until 2011. The extension is just reward for Neville, who has forced his way back into the United side after more than 18 months on the sidelines. The right-back has appeared 597 times […]

Nev: Fergie still motivational master

Alex Ferguson Gary Neville Dressing Room

When Manchester United’s players sat in the Camp Nou dressing room prior to the 1999 Champions League final Sir Alex Ferguson told his stars that the price for losing the match would be to walk past the trophy and not be able to touch it. Ferguson’s speech worked with United famously winning after two injury-time […]

Three amigos in one fight too many

Ryan Giggs Paul Scholes Gary Neville

With more than 2000 matches for Manchester United there is a safe place in the pantheon of club greats for Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.  Now in the twilight of glorious careers, the time has come for Sir Alex Ferguson to trust in new blood with defeats to Bayern Munich and Chelsea demonstrating […]

A call to arms

Last Tuesday’s Carling Cup defeat to Manchester City, coming amid the continuing focus on the club’s long-term financial well-being, marked a truly dire start to 2010 for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. But one man can lead the fightback from within, at least on the pitch, as Ferguson’s men challenge for honours on three fronts. […]

Poll: Should Gary Neville retire?

Manchester United captain Gary Neville may retire at the end of the season after failing to secure a new contract with the club. Neville, who made his United debut against Torpedo Moscow in 1992, has played 583 times for the club. But the defender, 34, has suffered multiple injuries over the past three seasons. Should […]