Rio Ferdinand pays tribute to ‘tremendous’ Gary Neville



England captain Rio Ferdinand has paid tribute to retired former Manchester United right back, Gary Neville.

Neville retired from football this month after making over 600 Manchester United appearances and won 85 England caps.

Ferdinand played alongside Neville for club and country, and was spoken out about what it was like to play with the defender.

“Gary was tremendous,” he said.

“He had great determination and drive and could deliver fantastic crosses.

“I remember the first time I joined up with an England squad, Gary would be doing his own stretches whilst the manager was talking to the players before training.

“People used to take the Mickey out of him for that. But it just shows you the length he would go to in order to maximise his potential.

“That sort of behaviour earned him a reputation as somebody who was very serious.

“But he was a really funny bloke and we will miss him in the dressing room.

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