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Name Phil Neville
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
  England Women Manager

Affiliation

Org England National Team
  England Women National Team
Club as Player Manchester United
Owner Salford City

Affiliation

Teammate David Beckham
  Paul Scholes
  Roy Keane
  Ryan Giggs
  Gary Neville

Notes

Salford City Gary Neville, along with his brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes is a co-owner of Salford City

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Phil Neville on Paul Scholes] Paul, for me, is the best player in the England team. It worries teams. Speak to any other international team and they will single Paul out as England’s key player. For me, he doesn’t get the full credit that he deserves. He is a world-class player and deserves to be up there with the likes of Zidane and Figo

2017 03 11 Retrieve

[Phil Neville compares Manchester City winger Leroy Sane with Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale] When I see Leroy Sane play, I remember Gareth Bale when he went from Southampton to Tottenham. Early in the season, you thought ‘Sane, oh he’s young, a little bit weak, he’s not used to English football’ – Gareth Bale was like that but what I’m seeing now is something similar to Gareth Bale. The way he has devastating pace, the way he goes past people with that power and pace. Simplicity at times, he’s not someone who’ll do two, three step-overs, it’s running behind, pace, and devastating finish. He could be a sensational player

2017 09 23 Retrieve

[Phil Neville speaks about Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford’s qualities] Everybody praises Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe but nobody talks about Marcus Rashford in this country. Because he’s English we just say ‘he plays on the left wing, he’s OK’. He is up there with Dembele and Mbappe, who also play on either wing. People say you have to play Rashford as a centre forward but you can play him anywhere because he is good enough. Rashford is in the same bracket as those two - £100m-£150m players - he is every bit as good as those two and can be in the future because he is improving every season. He broke in under Louis van Gaal and set the world on fire, in his second season under Jose Mourinho everyone thought he wouldn’t play but he did in all the big games. Now he is adding goals to his game and he can be absolutely world class

2018 09 01 Retrieve

[England women’s national team manager Phil Neville speaks about how he relates with his players] I text them individually and we have 30 WhatsApp groups, one for every player. It’s the only way we can be in constant contact. It means that every single minute of the day I know what players are doing. I know every part of their lives. I know about their animals; if they’ve got a dog I know its name. My players love their dogs. I know about their partners, I know if they go to the cinema – it’s the detail you need to be successful. If they have an ice cream I know about it

2019 03 02 Retrieve

[Phil Neville’s approach to building his team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019] Everybody’s equal, that’s the beauty of our squad. Everybody has a chance to go to the World Cup. It’s how I wanted it. It’s how it was in my career. At any given time, if you deserve to be in that team, in that squad – I will pick you

2019 08 09 Retrieve

[England Women Team manager Phil Neville on Lucy Bronze] What you have seen tonight is that Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world: there is no player like her, no player who has her athleticism and quality. I played full-back but never to that level she played at

2019 08 10 Retrieve

[Phil Neville before England’s quarter-final with Norway] Ellen White’s taken her game to another level. People thought she was a grafter, a hard worker who did a job for the team. But I’ve not seen a better centre-forward in this tournament

2019 11 09 Retrieve

[Phil Neville reflects on the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019] I’d say if I was looking back at two things that I learned in the summer: one was that, without doubt, they were the best 52 days of my career. Living, breathing World Cup football at the top level against the best coaches and the best teams, it was a phenomenal experience