Ferguson backs Neville to be a success in Spain

Date published: Thursday 3rd December 2015 9:43

It’s no real surprise that Alex Ferguson would tout Gary Neville to be a success, given that his former right-back was one of his longest-serving players. Still, he thinks it’ll all go swimmingly.

Ferguson, who managed Neville for every one of his 602 appearances in a Manchester United shirt, believes the 40-year-old has the tools to succeed in Spain.

Ferguson told Sky Sports News: “Gary has many attributes that suggest he will be successful in management. His leadership skills are strong, he’s honest and he’s hard working. He is the type of character who is not afraid of making big decisions, which is a vital skill when leading.

“I think he’ll do well and I wish him, and his brother Phil, good luck.”

Hahaha. The way Fergie says “and his brother Phil” makes it sound like he didn’t manage the younger Neville for 386 games in his career.

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