Why Red Nev won't be biased as a pundit
Gary Neville is football's answer to Marmite. You either love him or hate him.
He was England's best right back of his generation (with apologies to Lee Dixon).
A great crosser, superb defender (if he were a couple of inches taller then he'd be a great centre half as his reading of the game was magnificent) and his commitment, desire and leadership made him a dream for any manager.
You simply cannot buy that now. Managers are desperate for those characters in any dressing room.
He'll make a great pundit if that's what he wants to do. Forget those that judge him because he played for Manchester United rather than for what he says. He tells it like it is.
Believe me, the irony is that you're always more critical on your own club and that's what people forget.
There are worse things to say to a referee than what Cesc Fabregas did.
But Arsene Wenger must clamp down on his players more. It's not a first for Fabregas and the problem is that opponents will now take a nibble at him.
Fabregas is a fabulous player and we just need to see him at his best to forget the rest and enjoy his football.
Interview By John Cross