It was Gary Neville’s testimonial, an emotional occasion as he was reunited with brother Phil, Nicky Butt, and David Beckham as they took on Juventus. Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes completed the class of 1992 reunion. But it was Manuel Giondonato’s brilliant free kick that had everyone talking. The Italian side won 2-1.
Simone Pepe equalized after Wayne Rooney gave United the lead from a vintage Giggs cross. The Welsh midfielder has been in the news lately for extra-curricular activities which has Sir Alex a bit worried about his mental frame heading into the big showdown this weekend with Barca.
As for Gary Neville it is difficult to recall a scrappier full back. He would never make a World XI by a mile but if ever there was one called All Heart XI he would surely be one of the first choices.