Testimonial May 11th 2011 v Juventus
Sir Alex Ferguson rates Gary Neville as "the best English right-back of his generation" and who can argue?
He made his first team debut in 1992/93, establishing himself as a regular in United's defence during 1994/95 and was made club captain following the departure of Roy Keane in November 2005. He won the first of his 85 England caps in 1995.
Neville spent his entire career at United, initially as a central defender before converting to a right back. He captained the Youth side to the FA Youth Cup in 1992 and by the time of his retirement in February 2011, he had added eight Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two European Cups, an Intercontinental Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, and a League Cup winners medal.
Neville received some unfair criticism, particularly in his early career, and his obvious enthusiasm and passion for United made him an easy target for opposition fans. Of course it was these very qualities that endeared him to the Old Trafford faithful.
Never a prolific goal scorer, all seven of his senior goals for United came at Old Trafford.
It was announced that Neville would be joining Sky Sports as a pundit for the 2011/12 season. He has excelled in this role and is generally regarded as one of the best pundits on British TV.
In May 2012 he was appointed to the England coaching team by manager Roy Hodgson. He also accepted the role as head coach at CF Valencia in December 2015, working alongside his brother Phil, who had joined the club as a coach the previous July.