Ex-Manchester United star Neville sees son win first medal – with Man City

Former Manchester United player and coach Phil Neville’s son has won his first medal – with Manchester City.


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The Manchester Evening News reports that Harvey Neville was part of the Blues’ under-13s side that won the Premier League International Tournament courtesy of a 2-0 triumph over Benfica.

It will not have gone unnoticed by the youngster’s uncle Gary, who spent his entire career playing for the Red Devils, and had a number of derby day run-ins with the blue half of Manchester along the way.

Phil himself also came through the ranks and was part of the senior set-up for a decade, before joining Everton in 2005 in order to gain regular first-team football.

He returned to his spiritual home last season to assist then-manager David Moyes, only to leave again when the Scot was sacked less than 12 months into a six-year contract.

United striker Robin van Persie and his former team-mate Darren Fletcher, who is now with West Bromwich Albion, also have children in the City academy.

The Premier League champions have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in their youth set-up in the hope that further down the line they can introduce their own youngsters to the first-team and, in doing so, save a huge sum of money by not having to splash out on players from other clubs.

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