Neville out of United tour

24 July 2009 09:41
Gary Neville has flown home from Manchester United's Far East tour with a groin strain. Neville had treatment on the injury during training ahead of the clash with FC Seoul but the United medical staff have decided there is no point risking him further. Although the injury is described as "minor", it almost certainly means he will miss the Audi Cup tournament in Munich next week. Indeed, it is a worrying development anyway given Neville's injury record. The veteran defender spent nearly two years on the sidelines with various muscular problems. The injuries led to him first losing his place to Wes Brown, then Rafael Da Silva and finally John O'Shea, who was given the right-back role for the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in May.

Source: Eurosport