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The Fight Begins For Red Nev

Gary Neville sees the light at the end of the tunnel. United's veteran skipper, troubled by injuries for more than a year now, is fully fit and returned to action against Roma back in April.

Now he's looking forward to pre-season training which begins next Wednesday and his declared aim is to win back the right-back position from Wes Brown.

'Pre-season is hugely important for every player but for me this season it is massive,' said Gary.

'I need to get a good pre- season under my belt. I am looking forward to it. It is a great challenge.

'It is a big challenge every season at United but it is a greater one more than ever this time to try and repeat the success of last season as a team.

'For me, personally, I have to get back and try and break into a team that has won the double. That is hard enough.'


Of course he then went on to show what a true skipper is about: he honestly praised his colleague and old friend Wes Brown who is now his rival.

'I can talk about my injuries and being out for 12 months but Wes has been out with cruciate knee ligament injuries twice.'

'Last season I would say he was among our top two or three consistent players. He was fantastic throughout the season.'


It is a very nice touch from Gaz to say that Brown's not in the side because of his injury but due to Brown's own superb form. Good luck Gary, looking forward to see you again in the team.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 28 2008

Time: 1:29PM

Your Comments

This is one of the reasons I dont expect a new RB to be comign in this summer. IF gary can get back to full fitness then he will no doubt be our first choice RB, then we have the very capable Brown as backup. Then below him for the future we have the two brazilian twins Raphael and Fabio and Danny Simpson - a player i feel will be in our first XI in years to come. We saw last season the lad had ability, just look at his performance agains twigan at OT - he stole the show. Anyone else think Simpson has a bright future with us?
united4life
if he can't dislodge Wes Brown then he should retire!
merlin
i think brown should stay in the starting XI. Nev can be a sub. Brown was immense last year! he shuold only improve his crossing...it seems like his goal is to actually hit the defender. other than that, i think he was top class!
alexpant
brown was amazing last season; especially in the final. still, his form could be different in september.. but somehow i doubt gaz will be any better
fobioh
also i agree about Simpson! probably would have played more if brown hadn't been so great
fobioh
He should retire, not good enough
Tiny T
gary neville is a red
wimp2k7
 

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