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Neville returns to Man Utd squad

Gary Neville
Neville has not played first team football since March last year

Gary Neville is back in Manchester United's squad for the first time in 13 months for the visit to Middlesbrough.

The 33-year-old club captain has recovered from a long-standing ankle problem and played 90 minutes for the reserves on Monday against Newcastle.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "It has been a long road back for Gary.

"It is not easy at his age but his enthusiasm for the game and his determination to get back gives you the most encouragement about him."

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Ferguson added: "I think he will figure in some games this season. His personality and experience will help us. I think he will figure in some games ."




see also
Middlesbrough v Man Utd
03 Apr 08 |  Premier League
Vidic out for two to three weeks
03 Apr 08 |  Man Utd
Roma 0-2 Man Utd
01 Apr 08 |  Europe
Neville makes Man Utd admission
26 Mar 08 |  Man Utd
Neville edges closer to comeback
14 Mar 08 |  Man Utd


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