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02/02/2011 18:30, Report by Communications Dept.

Neville retires

Gary Neville has retired from football after almost 20 years playing at Manchester United.

Gary signed for United in July 1991 and was part of the famous Class of ’92 that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992. He then became a first-team regular alongside his teammates from that side, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, his brother Philip and David Beckham.

In his time at Old Trafford, Gary played 602 games and scored seven goals. He has won the Champions League, eight Premier League trophies, three FA Cups, two League Cups, the Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. He became club captain in 2005.

Gary won 85 caps for England between 1995 and 2007, playing in two World Cups (1998 and 2006) and three European Championships (1996, 2000 and 2004).

Neville, 36 this month, made the decision after much consideration. He said:

"I have been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I've ever had. Obviously I am disappointed that my playing days are at an end, however it comes to us all, and it's knowing when that time is and for me that time is now. I have played in the most incredible football teams, playing with some of the best players in the world

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A glittering career

Premier League: 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2008/09

FA Cup: 1995/96, 1998/99, 2003/04

League Cup:
2005/06, 2009/10

Comm Shield:
1996, 1997, 2008

UEFA Champions League:
1998/99

Intercontinental Cup:
1999

FIFA Club World Cup:
2008

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