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Gary Neville reveling in retirement

31 Mar 2011 01:08:49

Gary Neville reveling in retirement

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has admitted he struggled towards the end of his career at Old Trafford and is making the most of retirement. Neville quit at the age of 35 in February after nearly 19 years at United. He now coaches the club's Under-15s and is being lined up for a role with the reserve-team, while also making his first appearances as a TV pundit. The veteran defender played only four games this season after a succession of injuries, and could have been sent off in two of those matches at Stoke and West Brom. Tough going: Neville found it difficult in the few games he played this season A consummate professional during his career, Neville admits he is enjoying the lifestyle and freedom away from the strict regime of professional football. He said: 'It was a struggle towards the end for me. 'I was ready for it. When people finish their career they miss it. I feel content and happy, watching the games and enjoying it. 'Hotel, rest, match, eat, sleep. That was the pattern, you are institutionalised into being like that. You have a privileged lifestyle but have to be professional.'  Neville to blood the new generation at Old Trafford by coaching youngstersAn injury-free Neville would have blitzed England record, says ScholesPiers Morgan: Gary Neville was the most annoying player in world football... and also one of the greatest!All the latest Manchester United news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Gary Neville


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