5 pieces of analysis that prove Gary Neville sees things no one else can
Gary Neville has become one of the most insightful football pundits in the world right now What can be said about Gary Neville that hasn’t a ...
Gary Neville has become one of the most insightful football pundits in the world right nowWhat can be said about Gary Neville that hasn’t already been said? The Manchester United legend was one of the most consistent right-backs the Premier League had ever seen during his time at Old Trafford. A graduate of United’s famous Class of ‘92, Neville went on to win eight Premier League titles and two Champions League titles during his tenure at United. He was also voted into the PFA Team of the Season five times and was part of the Premier League’s Team of the Decade. His reputation clearly precedes him.However, that isn’t all. Neville had become one of the most entertaining football pundits post his retirement from professional football. The man from Bury manages to chalk out innumerable quotable lines every Monday night. In an industry ruled by drab, prosaic analyses filled with politically correct statements, Neville’s unapologetic opinion on matters has been a breath of fresh air for fans tuning in around the world. With him taking up the Valencia job, surely fans all over the world will miss his indept analysis of the beautiful game. Here are the 5 best examples of that refreshingly unadulterated input. (All clips via Sky Sports)
#1 On Manchester United\'s defence
If there’s one thing Gary Neville knows, it’s how to defend. A master at right-back during his playing days, the former United man was a stalwart at the back during his stay at Old Trafford. This defensive know-how is on show whenever he is called on to analyze games.
This is perfectly exemplified in the way he dissects and analyzes the Manchester United defence, focusing on how well they maintained the line at the back with special mention given to Daley Blind for his shepherding of the backline much akin to the role he played when he was a Red Devil.
What’s amazing to note is that even with the lack of footage available for him to use, Neville manages to perfectly illustrate the defensive soundness of the United backline – something most other analysts wouldn’t be able to do even with a heap of clips on hand.