Gary Alexander Neville
The right-back who held his own in the United squad for a remarkable 19 years. A hardworking, intelligent and downright passionate, 1-club man, Gary Neville can never be forgotten.
A 1-club footballer, Gary Neville started off as a cricketer. Unbelievable. Being born in Bury, Greater Manchester, he supported United all his kiddie life. After school, a young Gary Neville joined the Devils in 1991 as an apprentice. There started the journey of a man who went on to become United Captain for 5-years.
He was a part of a select of group of outstanding players, the Fergie’s Fledglings; something compared with the Busby Babes. It took him 4 years after joining to become a consistent pick in the starting lineup for United in 1994-1995 season.
The Treble Year
The treble year was important because that was the year the whole of Fergie’s Fledglings played together with sprinklings of experience among them. Important and a regular fix in the team were the Neville brothers and importantly the man we’re talking about now. Gary Neville, played 34 matches for United in the league and a total of 54 matches that season scoring 1 goal that season in a 3-1 victory against Everton. With that single goal, he also had 8 yellows and 1 red which came in the match United drew with Tottenham 2-2 away. He was an important part of the team, putting in effort to keep the clean sheets which helped us win the treble.
After 2005, captaining United until 2011, Gary Neville was a complete United player; passionate, hard-working with a never-say die attitude. Now, he is a Match Analyst on Sky Sports and has given us brilliant insights into many games.
A hardworking, technically brilliant and smart footballer; Gary Neville was, for nearly 2 decades, a perfect RB. Combining to deadly effect with Beckham and then playing out of position as Centre Back, he has done it all for United. An one-club man. He is a true United Legend and one of the consistent players we have seen.