Gary Neville retires from football

Gary Neville announced his retirement from football last night, putting to an end a career that has spanned 19 years and 602 appearance for his boyhood club Manchester United, in which he has won just about everything there is to win in the game, including the European Cup and eight Premier League titles.

The 35-year-old right-back, who also has 85 England caps, was a fixture in the greatest teams that United ever had, dominating English football for nearly two decades and racking up title after title. Now the born and bred red will be looking to move into a broadcasting career, probably with Sky.

‘I have been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I've ever had,' said Neville. 'I have played in the most incredible football teams, playing with some of the best players in the world, as well as against them, and I have been lucky to be a part of the team's achievements and the club's great success.

‘There have also been so many great players that I have had the privilege to train and play alongside. The experiences we've shared will be with me for the rest of my life.

‘I am looking forward to new experiences and the club will always be a part of my life, however the most important thing now is for the club to continue with the success that is synonymous with Manchester United and I will be supporting them all the way, as a fan.’

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