Sky Sports Snap Up Long-Term Manchester United Target

Old Trafford legend to become Sky Sports as football pundit next season.

Sky Sports have announced ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville will join the broadcaster as football expert and co-commentator from next season.

The 36-year-old retired from the game last February and has been tipped for a career in the media for some time following brief appearances on ITV for the World Cup.

Neville made 602 appearances for United, winning nine Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and two Champions League winners medals.

He is also the most-capped right-back for England with 85 international caps to his name.

He says he is excited to be joining the company and hopes his experience at United will benefit his new career.

“I am thrilled to be joining Sky Sports,” said Neville told the company’s website.

“Now I have retired this feels like the perfect way for me to stay involved in football and I am looking forward to bringing my 19 years of match experience into television.”

“Gary will bring vast experience at the top level of domestic and European football from nearly a decade with Manchester United,” Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said.

“He will give our viewers great insight when he joins our team next season working on Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Carling Cup football next season.”

He will replace disgraced pundit Andy Gray, who was sacked earlier this year following sexist comments about a female linesman and lewd remarks to female colleagues.

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