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Wes: We’ve Been Here Donkey’s Years…But Rafael Is Good For Club

Against West Brom at the weekend, both Gary Neville and Wes Brown found themselves on the bench, with Rafael Da Silva starting at right back. Neville replaced the Brazilian with just over an hour played, whilst Wes remained on the bench throughout. Whilst I think it’s a great thing to have so many competent players [...]

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Neville: I Hope Liverpool Don’t Pose A Threat To Our Title

“Gary Neville is a red, he hates scousers!” the fans sing. Aside from Neville’s no-nonsense approach to football, and his desire to stick by his team mates, it’s his strong feelings on Liverpool that have really endeared him to our fans. When Rio Ferdinand scored in the last minute against the dippers, Neville seemingly celebrated [...]

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Former FA Chief Reveals Neville’s England Strike Plan On Rio’s Behalf

The lengthy ban and extortionate fine dished out by the FA to Rio Ferdinand is something I have challenged time and again on this blog. There have been countless incidents which are comparable to that of Ferdinand, from Christian Negouai to Adrian Mutu, where their punishments were nowhere near as severe as that of Ferdinand. [...]

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Neville: I’m Not A Great Sub

It was quite remarkable to hear the names of our substitutes read out at Old Trafford last weekend. Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nani were amongst our seven substitutes, with Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves out injured. That is the kind of strength in depth we’ve been searching for all these years. Gary [...]

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Is Neville Playing As Well As Ferguson Thinks?

Is Neville Playing As Well As Ferguson Thinks?

With Gary Neville’s proposed date for his return to injury set back so many times, United fans began to worry whether their captain would ever be able to hold down a place in our team again. Like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before him, would Neville be forced in to retirement because of his reoccurring injuries? That [...]

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Out With The Old And In With The New? Evans To Replace Neville

Gary Neville’s injury got fairly tedious for the fans last season. He was forever on the verge of a comeback, yet at the last minute, there’d always be another set back. He’d get an odd game for the Reserves here and there, then pick up another injury. Neville finally returned to the first team in [...]

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Battle For Appearances: Wes vs Gary

If Wes Brown plays today, he will be making his 200th league appearance for us (308 overall), meaning he is just a few games short of matching Brian Kidd, Harry Gregg and Norman Whiteside’s totals. However, Gary Neville should be in contention for starting, which would be his 350th start for the club, and his [...]

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He Hates Scousers

It was only when I watched Match of the Day that evening that I saw Gary Neville’s celebration following Rio Ferdinand’s injury time winner. Like Neville and every other Manchester United fan, I had gone absolutely mental, so missed his thigh slapping and badge holding. Of course, like every other time the two clubs meets, [...]

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Vidic: Neville, Giggs and Scholes So Important

The ‘Holy Trinity’ statue now stands proudly opposite Old Trafford, looking up to the one of Sir Matt Busby. It raises the question of whether in 50 years it’ll be a statue of Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes added to the grounds somewhere. Three totally committed players who between them have an incredible [...]

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Chelsea Trying To Escape Racist Connections But Add Insult To United Injury

Whilst still confident United had it in them to go and win the league, the 2-1 to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was pretty devastating. To equalise in the second half, only to lose due to a soft penalty awarded a couple of minutes from time, left me upset, frustrated, and angrier than I’d [...]

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Neville: Contract Expiring… and No Club But United Will Do

Gary Neville saw out the first half for United in our friendly against Aberdeen yesterday, in a match that we won 2-0. After making just one appearance for the first team last season, coming on in the second half against Roma in the Champions League, Neville is eager to prove his fitness and fight for [...]

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Neville Gives Us What Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal Don’t Have

Pepe Reina weakly palmed the ball in to the back of the net, the strength from Rio Ferdinand’s header too much to keep out. The Stretford End behind went mental. We’d done it! In a match where Liverpool arguably did more with the ball, United snatched the three points at the death. Like every other [...]

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Embarrassed Nev Thanks Fans

With Gary Neville’s comeback date postponed time and again, whilst talk of his retirement was rife, I had a ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ attitude to whether he would play for the first team again. As he approached the touchline last night, ready to be subbed on against Roma, I was made up. [...]

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Liverpool Fans Attack Neville

“Gary Neville is a red, he hates scousers” goes the popular chant at Old Trafford. Whilst Neville is a legend at Old Trafford, he’s a hate figure at Anfield, something which no doubt makes the United skipper very proud. His brother, Phil, who could have had a long term career at United had Roy Keane [...]

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Neville ALMOST Made Villa Start

United fans would be forgiven for getting increasingly frustrated with the Neville injury business. He hasn’t played for our first team in over a year now, but this recent rehabilitation period has proven to be his most successful since the initial injury. He has featured for the Reserves several times in quick succession, managing 90 [...]

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