Neville set to bolster Manchester United strikeforce

Prolific goalscoring defender Gary Neville now has one goal in one game after netting for Manchester United reserves on Wednesday evening. The Telegraph report that the England full-back is now back to full fitness after a 10-month lay-off through injury and he’s demonstrated against Everton reserves that none of that goalscoring magic has eluded him, enabling Neville to score five goals in 349 league starts throughout his Manchester United career.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “I was going to take him down to Aston Villa last Saturday, but decided he needed more training and a reserve game before that.

“After the reserve game, though, we’ll have a clearer idea of what to do with him in the next few games because we have Newcastle and Reading coming up”.

Given the parlous state of affairs at St James’ Park, many will argue that the Magpies are perfect opponents for Neville to be eased back into the side against.

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