Gary Neville retirement talk is a 'load of nonsense', says Sir Alex Ferguson

08 January 2010 11:17
Neville celebrates his 35th birthday next month but reports had suggested the United captain would hang up his boots at the end of the current campaign when his contract expires.

The last three seasons have been punctuated by injury and a disappointing performance in Sunday's FA Cup defeat to League One Leeds United led to talk that Neville has decided to call it a day.

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But Ferguson denied such a decision had been taken.

And while Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are committing themselves to United for another year, Neville's future will be determined in the summer.

"There has not been a decision about Gary Neville," said Ferguson.

"We why make a decision about his future when we don't need to? You don't make decisions like that in the middle of the season.

"It is a load of nonsense."

Source: Telegraph