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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 15:32 GMT 16:32 UK
Neville says 'use your body'
Passing tips from Gary Neville

One of England and Manchester United's most consistent performers, Gary Neville has been at Old Trafford since joining as a schoolboy in 1991.

He's played alongside some of the Premiership's finest defenders - and faced up to some of the world's finest strikers.

Gary explains how you can use your body to get the ball moving and build attacking moves from the back.

MASTER THE BASICS

If you want to make it as a footballer, you probably need to be practising simple side foot passing every single day.

It's the most accurate pass and will make sure your side holds on to the ball.

You might think that working on simple skills like this is boring - but it's an essential part of football to be able to pass and control the ball.

USE YOUR BODY

You need to use your whole body to pass the ball properly.

If you're right-footed, put your left foot out to one side of the ball and kick through the ball.

You should aim to make contact with the centre of the ball - this keeps it low for your team-mate to control easily.

Use your arms for balance, and keep your head still and your eyes on the ball.



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