Date: 2nd February 2011 at 6:46pm
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After much consideration, Gary Neville has called time on his Manchester United career with immediate effect.

Neville, who turns 36 this month, has been one of the finest right backs the country has produced in recent years but at 36 has decided to call it a day with a statement to the club’s official site:

“I have been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I’ve ever had. Obviously I am disappointed that my playing days are at an end, however it comes to us all, and it’s knowing when that time is and for me that time is now. I have played in the most incredible football teams, playing with some of the best players in the world as well as against them and I have been lucky to have been part of the team’s achievements and the club’s great success.

“There are so many people I want to thank and, of course, top of that list is Sir Alex. He has given me so many opportunities and countless support over the last 20 years – he is truly one of the greatest managers – and I have to thank him for that.

Sir Alex has been quick to pay tribute to Neville saying:

“Gary was the best English right back of his generation.  He is an example to any young professional; hard-working, loyal and intelligent. As a United fan born and bred, his fantastic career at Old Trafford has cemented his place in the affection of the club’s supporters everywhere.

For the full statements from both click here to visit the club’s official site.


6 responses to “Breaking News: Gary Neville calls time on his career”

  1. zack says:

    Gary will be missed,my idol will be remembered forever,best wishes and good luck

  2. Ginny says:

    One word, Legend! Thanks Gary for your loyalty, good luck!

  3. Chudi says:

    Knew it was coming but still doesn’t prepare you for it

  4. PIP says:

    Never mind hating scousers, thanks for all the good times and great efforts. He will be missed.

  5. Gwen Watson says:

    Anyone searching to advance their career need to look into career training online.

  6. jonathan says:

    A bit sudden and unexpected, but with being 4th on the depth chart in his position and the danger of tainting his legacy with additional poor outings it makes sense.
    An absolute legend who gave everything to the club. He should coach the Reserves and leave his punditry career for further down the road.