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Days Of Loyalty Are Gone!

Days Of Loyalty Are Gone!

Ex-United goalkeeper Alex Stepney feels Gary Neville will become part of a dying breed when he joins Manchester United's illustrious 500 club next week.

The Red Devils skipper will become only the eighth player in the club's history to reach the landmark. The 31-year-old will be joining Sir Bobby Charlton, Bill Foulkes, Tony Dunne, Joe Spence, Denis Irwin, Ryan Giggs and Stepney himself.

Paul Scholes will become the ninth when he returns to the starting line-up following his eye injury.

Stepney: 'Someone like Gary is a dying breed. In my day, you could win a league title with 14 players, which could never happen now. There were plenty of players who had that length of service. Each club had a few of them.

'It is harder these days to reach such a remarkable figure because loyalty, agents and squad rotation makes it so much more difficult to stick around for that length of time.

'You have to be at a club for 10 years or more to be able to play in so many matches and, in the modern game, you do not see many players doing that.'


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Writer:Cantona
Date:Friday March 17 2006
Time: 11:49AM

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So true, loyalty has been replaced with cash and glory. The end product mixes hard working professionals with money making rogues....all to happy to move on when the going gets tough.Many players would love the chance to play for United yet see many other clubs as mere stepping stones to fame. Money now rules the game, the wages, the TV rights whilst the humble supporter is forced to fork out their hard earned with little gratitude in return. Some families have been banished from the grounds by lack of funds. These are not good times.
pompeygray
17/03/2006 12:12:00
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