Good for Gary Neville, despite mean, unfair, and biased reports to the contrary the England full back was handed the Manchester United captaincy and will now lead the club in the post-Keane era. He always looked the part and was surely the more logical choice as he’s shown an unwavering committment to the team and his manager.
“I’ve had a chat with Ruud but I think it’s the right decision, given the service Gary has given this club,” said Ferguson.
Van Nistlerooy was equally happy for his chum,
“I took great pride in leading the team out in a difficult period,” said the Dutchman.
“I enjoyed it a lot and did it with great pride, but I would make the same decision as the manager.
“I think Gary is the perfect captain for our team. You can’t wish for any more in a captain.”
So pat on the back for the Neviller, hopefully he will decide that his ridiculous beard is not suitable attire for such a prestigious position.