Man Utd news: Phil Neville makes shock claim about his most memorable United moment

Man Utd news: Phil Neville makes shock claim about his most memorable United moment

Neville made 263 appearances during his 11 years at Old Trafford.

And he spent five years of that time playing alongside goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel – to whom he credits his most iconic moment.

The former defender was answering questions at an Adidas event when he was quizzed on his favourite Red Devils episode.

“Obviously you can’t look far past the treble (in 1999),” Neville said.

“But mine’s actually an individual moment when Peter Schmeichel saved that penalty in the FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal, because I’d just given that.”

Neville had a glittering career with the Red Devils winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League.

But when he was asked to cast his mind back to his debut appearance, he has a rather funny story to tell.

“I thought I was just turning up to help the kit man to be honest with you,” he joked.

“But even once you’re a regular in the first team, you don’t really realise it. 

“You were always trying to better yourself and improve because this club was always buying good players. 

“In my position we had two or three really good, international quality players, and every summer the boss would look to bring more players in, which kept us all on our toes.”

Published at Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:45:00 +0000

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