United defender Neville vows to beat injury woes

February 11, 2008

Manchester United captain Gary Neville insists he will return to action amid speculation his current injury problems could end his career.

The 32-year-old has not played a competitive first-team game for the Red Devils since damaging ankle ligaments in a game against Bolton in March 2007, with a succession of smaller injuries frustrating him in his bid to get back into the team.

Even though it is almost 11 months since his last game, Neville is adamant his career is far from finished.

'The fact I've been out for so long brings about speculation regarding whether or not I'll make it back. I understand that,' the England defender told United Review.

'Ironically my ankle has been okay for the last couple of months, I've just picked up little knocks here and there that have lasted a couple of weeks or so; they can really set you back when you've been out for so long.

'I'm training again and I am focused on getting fit. I'm not going to put a timescale on it or name a game when I'll be back. Once I get fit, and I'm doing the best I can to get to that point, I've no doubts I'll be okay.'