Since his latest return from injury, Gary Neville has looked distinctly off the pace for Premiership football. He just doesn’t have the pace to keep up with the wingers bombing down the pitch. With the exception of his brilliantly strong tackle on Young against Villa last week, there’s been little to write home about where Neville’s performances are concerned.

It seems as though Neville is still commanding the respect in the dressing room though, with our captain tipped to keep overnight sensation Federico Macheda’s feet on the ground.

“He should be OK,” said Ben Foster. “Kiko is quite a level-headed lad but I don’t there are too many in the dressing room that would let him get carried away with himself. Gary Neville puts his foot down on anything like that.”




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