Gary Neville is a former Manchester United and England footballer who has recently become one of the most incisive TV football pundits. He has spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford, making him a rare one-club man, and is England’s most-capped right-back in history. He was one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ – with brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt – who all made an impact in a youthful United team.
Since retiring from football at the end of the 2010-11 season, he has gone into punditry and is a commentator for Sky Sports. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Bolton for his outstanding contributions to football.
In 2010 it was reported that Neville has applied for planning permission to build an eco-friendly home, which would be the first zero-carbon house in northwest England. His testimonial game was reported to be the most eco-friendly game in English football history. He made his international debut in 1995 and was first-choice right-back for club and country for more than ten years. At the time of his retirement he was United’s second longest serving player in the squad.
What really makes him a breath of fresh air is his availability to provide expert insight into what a player might be thinking. He uses his expertise and insight to motivate, stimulate and inspire his audiences.