Gary Neville, like his fellow Class of ’92 members Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, spent his entire professional career at Manchester United.
He joined the club as an apprentice in 1991 and made his first-team debut a year later, impressing Sir Alex Ferguson with his work ethic and willingness to learn.
Neville went on to make 602 appearances for United over 19 years, ending his career in February 2011.
During that time he played with some truly great players - although, as he’s reiterated on several occasions since entering retirement, Paul Scholes was the best.
But which other players stand out in Neville’s mind?
Neville on the four great players he played with
It won’t come as a huge shock to hear that he named Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane alongside Scholes.
But he also has to reserve special praise for Cristiano Ronaldo, because of the heights he scaled during his final three years at Old Trafford.
“I’ve always said that Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane were the three great players I played with over a long period, but for three years from 2006 to 2009, [Cristiano] Ronaldo set a standard you can only dream about,” he told Sky Sports this week.
“It was a magical time when he was playing with [Wayne] Rooney and Carlos Tevez; I've never seen anything like it. It was amazing to watch and he was the pinnacle of it.
“After leaving United, he has gone on to become the best player in the world - and I think that's been proven by the Ballon D'Or wins.
“There has long been an argument over who the best player is - Ronaldo or Lionel Messi - and in my mind we've been blessed to have both. I would always favour Cristiano because I played with him, but it's almost unfair to say that because both are sensational players.”
Let’s compare the stats of the United legends…
Trophies won: 25
Trophies won: 34
Trophies won: 17
Trophies won: 9
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