Neville pens United extension

20 February 2009 11:59
Veteran Manchester United and England right-back Gary Neville has signed a new contract to keep him at Old Trafford until the end of next season. The 34-year-old has made more than 550 first-team appearances for the Red Devils to date, having made his debut way back in 1992 against Torpedo Moscow. Neville told his club's official website: "Manchester United is the only club I have ever wanted to play for, so I am delighted to have signed for another year." United boss Sir Alex Ferguson added his own praise of Old Trafford stalwart Neville, who is one of the club's longest-serving layers along with Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. The Scotsman added: "Gary, Ryan and Paul are the spirit of Manchester United and so we are delighted that Gary has signed for another year. "Gary is a true professional and I admire how he has overcome an injury which kept him out for over a year, returning as good as ever. "He deserves this new contract and we are very happy to have him here."

Source: ESA