Friday, April 30, 2010

Neville extends contract, but does he really need a testimonial?

Fergie wanted Gary Neville to extend his contract and some of his recent performances have suggested there's life in the old dog yet. Neville had a great game against City in the recent Manchester derby, but it has been a very up and down season, one that has been blighted by injuries.

If Fergie was coming into the job as the new United manager the first thing he'd probably do would be to pension off Neville, Scholes and probably Giggs too. However, Fergie isn't the new United manager and earlier this week he threatened to see off the journalists who'd dared to ask when he was retiring following yet more speculation about his future. Nonetheless, you wonder if Fergie will retire when the veteran star trio call time on their respective careers, possibly in twelve months time?

United's veteran trio have been great servants to the club and so they deserve another 12 months. Only time will tell if the decision to stay on turns out to be a good one.

Apparently, Gary Neville will also have a testimonial. It's obviously up to him what he does with the proceeds but he surely doesn't need the cash; it would be really great if he gave most of it to worthy causes around Greater Manchester.


  1. Neville need a testimonial? Surely it's a question of deserve. If anyone deserves a testimonial, then it has to be Neville. He has given his all for the club over the years, never a single question about his love of United. As for the money...up to him, isn't it?!! He's not the type to publicize where he gives his help...

  2. In case you don't know. Testimonials were originally for players who had short careers and were relatively low paid; clearly that is not the case in this instance.

    Needless to say, I won't be going, he's had enough of my hard earned.

    But, if he were to let it be known where the cash was going that might be different...


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