Date: 23rd January 2012 at 12:06pm
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Following Manchester United’s victory over Arsenal, there was further cause for celebration as the Football Writers’ Association honoured two of the club’s legends.

Joined by a host of big names, Sir Alex Ferguson lead the tributes as Paul Scholes and Gary Neville were the first double recipients of the tribute award.

Sir Alex said of his former captain Neville,

“I think that Gary is a very forthright guy and speaks the truth and is prepared to say it and he has always been that way.

“There is no grey area with Gary, it is very black and white.”

This is a trait that has served him well during his career and even more so now as a pundit for Sky Sports.

This comes as a contrast to the more reserved Scholes, who Sir Alex claimed “doesn’t say much but when he says something it is worth listening to.”

Sir Bobby Charlton was also on hand to praise the duo saying,

“Paul and Gary are irreplaceable and the highest compliment I can pay them is that their legacy is as good as any who have played for this club.”


One response to “VIDEO: United Legends Honoured By The FWA”

  1. RedScot says:

    I think both the United men are so humble and genuinely nice people.They both look desperately embarrassed when one-another is praising their contribution at United.Although you can see the ‘wicked- ness in their eyes and faces, wanting to laugh and say something cheeky and funny about one-another.
    Its worthwhile noting on the punditry of Gary Neville on Sky, how much I learn as I am sure all serious football fans are educated when he is describing the match, tactics(no not the minty sweet)and general analysis.Its all so refreshing and he researches his subjects and has intimate detail and knowledge from a top players perspective
    Anybody hear during the City v Spurs match Chris Coleman the new Wales manager describe the previous manager to Harry Rednap as Sergio Ramos?.
    I mean there are youngsters listening wanting to learn Chris.:)