Neville unimpressed by big spenders

10 September 2010 07:10
Manchester United captain Gary Neville says he has far more respect for Liverpool than club "who throw a load of money" at their problems.[LNB] Although Neville did not mention anyone by name, given he was comparing them unfavourably with Liverpool - the team he despised as a kid - it is not hard to feel Manchester City might be in his sights.[LNB]"When I was a youngster, they (Liverpool) won everything," said Neville, in a special interview for MUTV with former United star Paddy Crerand.[LNB]"It was horrible. Jealousy does come into it but I have more respect for their traditions than I would for some of the other clubs coming onto the scene throwing a load of money at it.[LNB]"They (Liverpool) have got a history."[LNB]After his much-publicised spat with former team-mate Carlos Tevez during last season's Carling Cup semi-final at Eastlands, it should ensure Neville is public enemy number one for the first derby of the season, which City will host on November 10.[LNB]However, it is Liverpool's history the 35-year-old has in his sights this term, after admitting a record 19th Premier League title is the honour United have placed top of their wanted list.[LNB]"The motivation has got to be winning the league," said Neville.[LNB]"What a massive incentive we have to win it back.[LNB]"Last year we did not perform at our best at times. We had terrible injuries in defence.[LNB]"If we can just get our players to stay fit this season, we have got that 19th in front of us.[LNB]"To beat Liverpool would be fantastic. It would be massive for this club. We want to be the most successful club."[LNB]In a wide-ranging discussion, Neville also touched on his own future.[LNB]Capped 85 times by England, the Bury-born full-back, who attended his first United game when he was six, is already looking ahead to the day when his career is over.[LNB]Management would appear an obvious avenue for one of the most opinionated players in the modern game.[LNB]Yet Neville is not certain it is a role he would be suited to.[LNB]"I am a bit too emotional to be a football manager," he said.[LNB]"If you look at Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. They are quiet, considered and patient. They are probably more suited to modern-day management.[LNB]"I am doing my 'A' licence as a matter of course. It is what you should do.[LNB]"But at this moment in time, I haven't quite got the aptitude for it."

Source: Team_Talk