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GNev: Why Have A Burger When There’s Fillet Steak??

Whilst in Singapore, Gary Neville has been speaking to The New Paper about whether he had any regrets about spending his entire career at Manchester United, rather than sampling football elsewhere.

Unsurprisingly, our former skipper has confirmed that the only reason he would have ever left United is if the manager told him he wasn’t good enough anymore.

“No, I can’t have regrets,” he said. “I was at the best club in the world, the club I grew up supporting, twenty minutes from where I live. It doesn’t get any better than that. I would never have left, unless the manager told me my time was up. But he never said that to me. Even at the end, I went to see him. He was always a very loyal person. If you deliver for him and you perform, he will stand by you all the way. We were always very committed, we always did our best every single day. For me, I was at the best football club, and I would have never wanted to leave. Why would I? I was eating fillet steak, you don’t have a hamburger when there’s fillet steak there!”

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  1. jasonpark says:

    Gary Neville he’s a red…. proper fan playing for his team. Celebration against loserpool will live long in the memory…19

  2. Always Be Closing says:

    He’s still around giving it his all despite not being a player now. It makes me sad because I think he could still influence it all but regardless, he is a red and always will be. Long live The Nev!

  3. ManchestHairUnited says:


  4. Sunny says:

    Sometimes you look in a field and you see a cow and you think it’s a better fillet steak than the seagulls following the trawler.

  5. gloryglorystretfordred says:

    I must say though, G.Nev would never have made it at barcelona, real madrid, the milan clubs or munich, or even arsenal. I guess those clubs would say why should we have a spam butty (G nev) when we can eat better? United all the way, but i don;t have to like g nev

  6. mmbuh. says:

    yeh true, like if your’e married to a burger and your brothers married to a steak , or say, a nice pasta dish then shag that pasta instead of the burger, depending on your tastes i ‘spose, did this come from buddha? im thinking of using it in real life

  7. TonyBee says:

    mmbuh …didn’t come from Buddha….came from Macdonalds….. who the fuck would want to eat one of their fucking burgers….

  8. denton davey says:


    Bodyguards take the hit as Barça look to cut debt
    Barcelona’s president, Sandro Rosell, has been outspoken about the state of the club’s finances, telling Catalunya’s TV3: “I am concerned about the club’s economic sustainability. We have to balance the books.” Not even office supplies, it seems, are to be exempt from his budgetary examinations.

    The club has debts reported to be around €450m but are also still chasing big-money signings such as Arsenal’s Cesc Fábregas and Alexis Sánchez from Udinese. “We have sorted out the situation and what the economic area has achieved means we have €45m to spend on transfers this summer plus sales,” said Rosell.

    While big-spending and book-balancing appear to be at odds with one another, the president believes it can be done: “By being austere, hard and losing friends … We removed the catering events, our bodyguards, and we have even stopped making photocopies in colour at the club. Now we do black and white and save on toner.”

    Source: The Observer.

    This makes sense of why Barcelona is trying to low-ball their offers for both Sanchez and Fabregas. AND let’s not forget that even though they won loads of prize money, have a ridiculous tv contract, and get interest-free loans, “more than a club” isn’t immune to the Spanish economy’s downward spiral. Plus, they have far-and-away the largest wage-bill of any club – in any country.

    A HOUSE OF CARDS ? Probably not – that would be wishful thinking but in these times of economic turbulence, it’s hard to discount such a possibility. The implications of the Observer article suggest/imply that for all their on-field success, “more than a club” has its own version of Glazernomics to contend with.

  9. rooneyisclass says:

    Gloryglorystret….whats up with gary neville? a great right back in his day…up and down the wing in tandem with david beckham,a great crosser of the ball,and a great defender too….gave his all in every minute of every game he played…totally dedicated the club….All I can think is that your only a kid and too young to remember neville in his prime…if not..get a grip!!

  10. MG says:

    So what Gary is really saying is fuck McDonalds Burger King etc and go to a real restaurant instead.


  11. Devil Is Red 19 says:

    How can you not love Gary Neville. What’s the matter with your brain

  12. Xyth says:

    Nev is absolutely right. I would rather have 15-20 games at United than 30+ at a team like Sunderland, Wigan, Birmingham, Villa, Wolves, Bolton or Shitty!!!!

  13. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Red Nev is a Mastermind !

  14. supertramp says:

    @gloryglorystretfordred……. i think the point that @rooneyisclass made is spot on…. you probably haven’t seen Gnev in his prime… along with cafu and JZanetti, he was undoubtedly the best right back in the world….. his contributions for united have been priceless…. barca, madrid and milan would’ve bought him jets if he moved there in the 90s. so really, get a grip.

  15. bobkoh says:

    Gary was well-received here in Singapore & I can say he was tops with his Q&A with the media.
    He talked a lot of sense & it is players & personalities like him who defined what it means being a ManUtd player. Those so-called good-players who turned down chances to come to ManUtd don’t realize what they are missing.

  16. Ole kuyioni says:

    Gnev is a red n he hate scousers.! What a loyal servant he was. Remember him kissing scholesy afta the winner against shitty. Cant wait to watch hm in skynews tv

  17. smartalex says:

    gloryglorystretfordred is not a Stretford Red. He is lying. It is probably bill knob.

    Comments like his should be deleted.

  18. Kings says:

    gloryglorystretfordred = Fucking Cunt. Sort it out Scott for fuck sake. You and your obsession with getting hits to your blog, even if it means letting poison like this cunt on here.

  19. willierednut says:

    gloryglorycocksucker? You wouldn’t be so fresh face to face lad.

  20. Red Supreme says:

    LEDGE !!

  21. Manchuchu says:

    The cow in his field is better than my cow.

    lucky Bastard

  22. Teng Kiat says:


    Yes I am a United supporter! I think Nani is due to leave Singapore today, not too sure about Gary Neville. Both of them are here on private holidays as far as I can gather, but took time out to lend support to the Peter Lim Scholarship, which is part of the Singapore Olympic Foundation that is run by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC).

    Nani visited a local school this morning, and the report is here: and a short video here:

    He also met players from our national youth team, and the captain (@DhukhiAwes) tweeted a couple of pictures:

    Lastly, a few pictures from his visit to a restaurant here:

    I think it was very nice of both Neville and Nani to take time out to visit the kids, shows their class. Hopefully the kids will be inspired by them!

  23. smartalex says:

    Teng Kiat

    Thanks very much for those links! Much appreciated!

    Now that you have found RoM, please be sure to visit often!

    Cheers mate!

  24. Teng Kiat says:


    Haha actually I’ve been reading the articles, just haven’t commented much. Are you on Facebook or Twitter? I actually got to meet Nani in Singapore, could share some stuff with you!

  25. smartalex says:

    Teng Kiat

    Meeting Nani must have been wonderful! He seems like a fun guy, and genuine.

    I’m not on facebook or twitter, but thanks for the offer!
    I am sure that everyone on RoM is very interested in any insight on our players, so upload any stuff you would like to share, and link it on the latest thread. Also, we all love meeting Reds from all over the world, and I’m sure that you’ll make good friends here. I know that I have!


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