United legend on winning Premier League title: It's better than having kids

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Gary Neville may have been feeling a little nostalgic as he watched his old club's rivals lift the Premier League trophy.

There are fewer Englishmen with as great a trophy haul in the modern game as ex Manchester United defender Gary Neville.

The former right-back made 602 appearances for the Reds over 19 seasons, on the way to an astonishing 8 Premier League titles, 2 Champions League wins, and countless other trophies.

And after watching Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 on the final day of the season for their second title in 3 years, Neville, who was commenting on the match for Sky Sports, was gushing when he described how much it means to those that lift the trophy.

"It's the best moment of your life," said the one-club man. "People talk about when you have kids but everyone has kids, not everyone wins a Premier League title."

Neville, who has 2 children, was famous for being fiercely competitive, and must have found the sight of United's fierce rivals galling as they took over the Old Trafford club's position of Premier League champions.

His old side finished down in seventh place, failing to compete in Europe for the first time in two decades. Neville may well be hoping it won't be too long until the red half of Manchester get their hands on the trophy once again. 

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