Farewell to Gary Neville, one of Manchester United’s most loyal sons, retired yesterday.
Some career, a staggering amount of trophies. One of the last of “that” 1992 FA Youth Cup winning team, of which only Giggs and Scholes are left. An excellent right back, maybe the best of his generation. A quiet last few years, but Neville has consistently been seen, especially in a dressing room context, as the heart and soul of the team, someone who genuinely loved the club he played for.
And, of course, just hated everyone else. That kind of passion is just so rare to see nowadays. Neville is a United fan, without a doubt, one who was ecstatic when they won, devastated when they lost.
But he has gotten slower, more injury prone. Giggs appears to be a player who lucked out on that score.
Best wishes go to Neville, whether its punditry or, I hope, coaching. A great defender.