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Gary Neville Names His Choice For Premier League's Greatest Ever Captain

Alex White

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Gary Neville Names His Choice For Premier League's Greatest Ever Captain

Gary Neville has named former teammate Roy Keane as the greatest Premier League captain of all time.

The former England and Manchester United right-back responded to a tweet which was posted by Sky Sports and declared the Irishman as the greatest ever captain.

Both players enjoyed an extremely successful 12 years under Sir Alex Ferguson and were at heart of the squad.

Keane joined Manchester United for £3.75 million in 1993 which was a British transfer record at the time and took over as club captain after Eric Cantona's surprise retirement in 1997.

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During his time as a player for the Red Devils, he won seven Premier Leagues, four FA Cups and one Champions League.

One of his most famous performances in the Manchester United shirt was in the Champions League semi final against Juventus in 1999.

Despite receiving a yellow card which meant he would miss the final, he was crucial in the comeback which would take United towards a historic treble.

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The Irishman's performances domestically meant that this year he was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame due to his seven titles and his "stunning goals, great assists and big tackles".

Since this announcement, former players have lauded the former midfielder's career, Dion Dublin said: "There's nothing he wouldn't do on a football field, so he expects everyone to do the same."

Former Manchester midfield partner Paul Ince added: "Keane had everything you'd want in a midfield player."

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Whilst Keane's ability as a footballer has been widely praised, he has equally been singled out for his huge leadership skills on and off the pitch.

When his former club teammate Tim Howard was asked about this other side of his game after his Hall of Fame induction, he said: "He's the scariest individual I've probably ever been around, but the greatest leader I've ever seen in sports."

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Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Gary Neville, Roy Keane

Alex White
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