MUTV gave Reds followers the chance to put their questions to Gary Neville recently. Here are the skipper's answers...
When you were out injured, did you ever worry that you wouldn’t play again? Jonathon, Eccles
I don’t think I ever thought, ‘will I ever play again?’ but there were moments when you wonder how many times you’re going to have a setback. The first injury, the ankle problem which kept me out for six or seven months, never made me feel that way. I just knew it was something I had to get over. The most frustrating thing was picking up the little niggles; calf, groin, thigh. I picked up three or four of those, which was the result of being out for so long. I remember thinking, ‘how long is this going to go on for?’ I’ve been pretty lucky in the last six months that I’ve not had more injuries than I would expect to have in any other season. I’ve been fit to play in nearly all the games. I might not have been selected to play in all the games, but I’ve been fit for 95 per cent of the matches we’ve had.
Do you think you will go into management when your career ends? Andrew, Didsbury
I’m not sure. I’m doing my coaching badges now with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Giggsy. It’s something that, when you do them, you do get a buzz about being out there on the training ground. But I’m not sure at this stage, I really want to concentrate on my playing career and whatever comes after that… who knows?
If you could poach any other player from any other club in the world, who would it be? Eddie, Macclesfield
I always say that I don’t want any other player from any other club. We have to be grateful for the players that we have got. We have 22 or so great players here currently and some good youngsters coming through. It would be greedy to ask for other players because we’re already blessed with some great footballers.
Who is the best - Maradona or Pele? And why? Bazza, Manchester
Pele. Just for the way in which he has looked after himself and the way he has been an ambassador