Gary Neville Retires
|A picture that really speaks a thousand words|
So Gary Neville decided that his playing days are over. I thought that his retirement was only imminent, especially after his recent performances. He has been a great player for this club but it was also evident that his performances have waned during the past couple of seasons and when he played this season he just couldn't keep up with the pace of the opponents. Therefore I think that calling it a day was the right move by Neville.
He spent almost 20 years at our glorious club. He wasn't just a player, he was one of us. He gave Tevez the finger, teased Man City and Liverpool fans when we scored and kissed Paul Scholes. Now, who(United fans) wouldn't do that?!!! His performances were brilliant especially when he was still in his late 20's. Fergie has even called him the greatest English left back of his generation and I can't argue with that!
He wasn't a player who liked the spotlight. In fact casual United fans, who jubilate whenever Rooney or Park touch the ball while wearing proudly their AON shirt, might not even appreciate who this player is. The die hards obviously know that Gary Neville is Mr. Manchester United. His will to fight for United has endeared him to everyone who loves United. Because of United, he might have made a billion enemy but, as long as Manchester United's name remains on top, he won't give two flying fucks. That is what made us love him.
So one of the 3 precious jewels we have in our squad has now retired. A loyal player who gave his all for the United cause. A legend. Gary Neville we salute you!
Premier League: 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2008/09
FA Cup: 1995/96, 1998/99, 2003/04
League Cup: 2005/06, 2009/10
Comm Shield: 1996, 1997, 2008
UEFA Champions League: 1998/99
Intercontinental Cup: 1999
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
Eat your heart out Gerrard, Terry and Torres!!