40 Facts About Gary Neville

1. Gary Neville has revealed the real reason he snubbed a handshake with Peter Schmeichel back in 2002.

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2. Gary Neville was able to walk away from his time at Manchester United in 2011 as both a one-club man and club legend.

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3. Gary Neville believes Manchester United supporters need to exercise patience with new signing Fred.

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4. Gary Neville explains why Fred is struggling to perform at Manchester United.

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5. Gary Neville explains why Fred is taking time to settle at Manchester United.

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6. Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has admitted that Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been winning him over with his performances for both club and country after deeming him a huge gamble for the Three Lions prior to the World Cup.

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7. Gary Neville insists former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney deserves his England send-off.

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8. Gary Neville has revealed the incident which led Sir Alex Ferguson to ban his players from swapping shirts after domestic matches.

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9. Gary Neville has well and truly established himself as one of the best football pundits in England.

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10. Gary Neville finally recounts reasons behind snubbing Peter Schmeichel handshake in 2002.

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11. Gary Neville explains why Sir Alex Ferguson really hated infamous Man Utd grey kit.

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12. Gary Neville has told why he snubbed former Manchester United teammate Peter Schmeichel in the tunnel before a game.

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13. Gary Neville reveals why he didn't shake ex-teammate's hand in tunnel before huge game.

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14. Gary Neville has revealed why he snubbed former Manchester United teammate Peter Schmeichel ahead of the Manchester derby in 2002.

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15. Gary Neville has revealed the reason behind his refusal to shake Peter Schmeichel's hand prior to the Manchester derby in 2002.

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16. Gary Neville was an outspoken critic of Shaqiri and derided the Switzerland star's move from relegated Stoke.

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17. In January 2010, it was reported that Gary Neville has applied for planning permission to build an eco-friendly home, which would be the first zero-carbon house in northwest England.

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18. Gary Neville married Emma Hadfield on 16 June 2007 and their first child, daughter Molly, was born on 11 January 2009.

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19. Gary Neville described it as a "short-term plan we'll regret forever".

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20. Gary Neville has spoken out publicly against the dominance of foreign players in the English Premier League.

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21. Gary Neville had previously done some punditry work for ITV Sport during the 2002 World Cup, which he missed due to injury, and for Euro 2008, which England did not qualify for.

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22. Gary Neville writes a weekly full-page column in the Sports section of The Sunday Times of Malta, the widest circulating newspaper in the country, which is home to the oldest recognised Manchester United Supporters' Club.

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23. Ahead of his testimonial in 2011, Gary Neville revealed he would spend the proceeds towards a supporters club and hotel near Old Trafford.

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24. Gary Neville was appointed as head coach at Valencia in Spain on 2 December 2015.

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25. Gary Neville continued to work as assistant manager of England through the 2014 World Cup and subsequent Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

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26. On 24 May 2009, Gary Neville was given a surprise recall to the England squad by Fabio Capello for the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra, but did not feature in any of these games.

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27. On 11 October, Gary Neville was involved in a game-changing incident during a Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia when his straightforward backpass took an unfortunate bounce and caused goalkeeper Paul Robinson to miss his kick, which resulted in the ball ending up in the net.

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28. Gary Neville played at Euro 2000 during the tenure of Kevin Keegan as manager.

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29. Gary Neville made his first appearance for England in 1995 when he was picked by Terry Venables for the friendly against Japan.

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30. On 2 February 2011, Gary Neville announced his retirement from football after almost 20 years playing at Manchester United.

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31. Gary Neville extended his stay at Old Trafford until June 2010.

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32. On 21 September 2008, Gary Neville started his first league game in almost 18 months when he played against Chelsea.

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33. Gary Neville started his first game in 17 months when he captained Manchester United for the 2008 FA Community Shield against Portsmouth on 10 August 2008.

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34. Gary Neville formed a successful partnership with Beckham on the right wing, regularly contributing assists.

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35. Gary Neville emerged as part of Alex Ferguson's youth-oriented side of the 1990s that included his brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

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36. Gary Neville joined Manchester United as an apprentice upon leaving school in 1991, and captained the youth side to FA Youth Cup glory in his first season.

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37. Gary Neville spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford, making him a one-club man.

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38. Gary Neville spoke with Wellesnet about how the documentary was Welles and his late cinematographer Gary Graver are well represented in archival clips—and it seems you interviewed everybody still alive.

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39. Manchester United legend Gary Neville reveals his top five Premier League players… and there's no room for Mohamed Salah or N'Golo Kante.

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40. Gary Neville has perfect response to Harry Redknapp after Valencia jibe.

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