Neville set to retire at the end of the season after 18 years a United player

07 January 2010 12:00
Bowing out: Old Trafford legend Neville

Manchester United defender Gary Neville is set to call time on his playing days at the end of the season, according to reports.

Right-back Neville is out of contract in June and there are no plans to offer him a new one.

Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have had their deals extended by a year but, according to The Sun, Neville will be hanging up his boots.

The 34-year-old has been hampered by injuries over the last couple of campaigns and has managed just five Premier League games this season.

But since making his debut in 1992, alongside the likes of Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham, Neville has played 583 games for the Red Devils.

He became a regular in the 1994/95 season, was a key member of the treble-winning side in 1999 and took over the captain's armband from Roy Keane in 2005-06.

Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson said last year: 'He never had the talent of Ryan Giggs or Paul Scholes but he had determination to make sure he was always in the team.

'He also showed that quality to come back after a year and a half out with injuries recently. At his age, it isn't easy.

'But he's been absolutely fantastic. It's a demonstration by Gary that he's never going to give in. He's an amazing man.'

Highlight: Neville played in the 1999 Champions League win over Bayern Munich

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Source: Daily_Mail

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