Gary Neville distances himself from Manchester United job

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Gary Neville has ruled out the possibility of replacing David Moyes at the helm of Manchester United.

The former Manchester United right-back, who plied his trade at Old Trafford for 19 years, was asked by fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher if he would be up for filling the vacancy if the job was offered to him.

Few would have thought Neville would say he would reject the chance of managing his boyhood side, however the England coach categorically ruled himself out of the running to replace Moyes.

"I am happy here with you [Carragher]," said Neville. "No I wouldn't take the job."

Neville's former teammates Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and his brother Phil are all currently in temporary charge of Manchester United after Moyes was axed from his position at the club last Tuesday.

Both Neville and Carragher have questioned whether the current favourite to succeed Moyes - Louis van Gaal - is the right man to take Manchester United forward.

Neville wants Manchester United to keep with their philosophy by hiring a British manager - while former Liverpool defender Carragher is of the opinion that Van Gaal has had his time in club management.

"Van Gaal is a top manager, legendary figure with lots of trophies. But when I think of Van Gaal I think more of the 90s with the likes of Capello and Lippi.

"He's done great things with Bayern Munich and the Dutch national side, so he's got a great reputation but I am surprised Neville isn't in the running."

You can listen to Neville's response to Carragher's question here:

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