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Last Updated: Thursday February 03 2011 13:05 GMT

Manchester United defender Gary Neville retires

Manchester United's Gary Neville lifts the Premier League trophy in 2001

Manchester United defender Gary Neville has announced he's retiring from footie.

The 35-year-old's made 602 appearances for United since his club debut in 1992 and won 85 England caps, making him the country's most capped right-back.

He said: "I have been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I've ever had."

Neville was United captain from 2005 to 2010. He's confirmed he'll stop playing straight away.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson called Neville "the best English right-back of his generation".

It's not yet known what Neville will do next, but he did say: "I am looking forward to new experiences and the club will always be a part of my life going forward."