Neville: ‘I don’t see myself managing United’

Daniel Storey

Gary Neville has rejected talk that he could manage Manchester United, saying that he isn’t thinking about that challenge.

Neville is favourite to be Louis van Gaal’s replacement, despite having not yet managed a league game.

Nevill’a new club Valencia travel to Eibar on Sunday, but Neville is already being questioned about the possibility of going to Old Trafford. It’s a story he’s quick to dismiss.

“No, I don’t see myself managing Manchester United at all,” Neville told Sky Sports. “I know what I want to do in my life, and that’s not something that’s in my mind.

“From my point of view, this is important for me and a valuable experience. I’m aware I need to succeed. Succeeding for me would be knowing these players have improved dramatically.

“Results come and go, I know we’re in a results-driven business, but I have never looked at football like that since I’ve finished playing. I did when I was a player. As a part-owner, I think about moving forward in the next five, ten years.”