Poor old injury-pestered Gary Neville has admitted that the chances of him featuring for the Manchester United senior side are diminishing every minute.
I’ve played three times for the reserves since the turn of the year and this is the longest run I’ve been on in terms of training and playing games.
It’s going to take time for me to get back to full match sharpness after being out for so long. I’m probably a little bit away from first-team sharpness but the only way I’ll get that is by continuing to train with the first team.
Hopefully I’ll get a game somewhere but that could prove difficult with the significance of the matches we have over the next few weeks. I just have to hope and pray that I get my chance at some point.
Usually when you’re coming back from injury there’s an opportunity to throw you back into the side – maybe in one of the cup competitions – but every game’s so important now.
Neville hasn’t played for the Man United first team since his horrific injury against Bolton Wanderers last season and although he has played a few reserve matches, doubts linger on whether he can actually return to the team this season. In all probabilities, he would not.