Phil Neville has followed David Moyes and is back at Manchester United
Phil Neville is set to be announced as Manchester United’s new coach as David Moyes adds to his back room staff. Neville was bought by David Moyes in the summer of 2005 from Manchester United and made his debut against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in the August, losing two nil. He made 386 appearances for United since his debut against Wrexham in the FA Cup back in 94/95 season. Neville is in 34th position of all time United appearances.
United’s most decorated player Ryan Giggs, has also been appointed player coach for the new season.
Neville’s chances were limited in the 2004/05 season and he only made a handful of Premier League appearances, 20 in all competitions. Compared this to the 40 he made in the previous season – one of United’s ‘class of 92’ knew he had to leave Old Trafford if he was to further his career, as Nicky Butt did the previous season. Neville went on to make 303 appearances for the Toffees, whilst notching up five goals.
Neville played a significant part in Manchester United’s 2002/03 title surge operating in the centre of midfield. His versatility was such a benefit to United as he was often seen flying down the wing, either as a right or left full back. For many years he operated on the left hand side, whilst his brother Gary would be in at right back. His goalscoring was limited, but he did manage eight goals in all competitions for United, beating his brother by one.
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