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Gary Neville says 'use your body'
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One of England's most consistent performers, Man United's Gary Neville, has won over 60 international caps.

Gary tells us how to pass perfectly.




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.

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.




David James
Gary Neville
David Beckham

Gary's stats
Born: 18 February 1975
Club: Manchester United
Position: Defender
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 74.45kg
England debut: 3 June 1995 (versus Japan)

Did you know?
Gary joined Manchester United on schoolboy forms in 1991
He missed the 2002 World Cup because of a broken metatarsal bone in his foot
Gary has won six League titles during his glittering Man Utd career



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