Gary Neville: Arsenal captain was the best motivator I played with

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The former Manchester United man says no one could motivate a team-mate like Tony Adams when it came to playing for England.

Gary Neville has revealed the best motivator he played with during his England years was Arsenal captain Tony Adams.

Neville, who played for Manchester United all his career, was a constant rival of Adams' as both United and the Gunners fought for the Premier League title on a regular basis.

At international level, though, the duo were respected team-mates at England and put their club differences aside to help their country.

In fact, the closest England have come to success in recent years was when a 21-year-old Neville was in their squad at Euro 1996, with Adams as his captain.

And, according to Neville, Adams was better than anyone within the Three Lions squad at motivating a team-mate.

Neville, who is now part of Roy Hodgson's coaching setup within the national team, had taken to Twitter to do a Q + A with fans.

Other questions he fielded included those about England's current squad and other Arsenal players past and present.

Despite his former rivalry with the Gunners, the 39-year-old was full of praise for those from north London with which he played for England. The best goalkeeper he played with, for instance, was David Seaman.

But Neville selected a Manchester United player when it came to choosing someone who should have won more caps for the Three Lions. Indeed, that man was Paul Scholes.

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