Moyes wants Neville to play on
Everton boss David Moyes hopes Phil Neville will extend his stay
at the club as he prepares for his 500th Premier League game.
Blues skipper Neville will become just the seventh player to
reach the landmark of 500 Premier League appearances, following in
the footsteps of Ryan Giggs, Gary Speed, Sol Campbell, David James,
Frank Lampard and Emile Heskey when he faces Wigan on Boxing
Neville, who returned three weeks early from a knee injury to
play in last weekend’s win over West Ham, is out of contract in the
Moyes has spoken to Neville about his options and admits he will
let the former Manchester United man decide his own future.
“I’ve already spoken to Phil and he just wants to see how his
body is,” Moyes told The Sun.
“He’s just back from a knee operation and he’d be the first one
to say we should just see how his knee is.
“I don’t think he sees any great panic in it at this moment in
Moyes is a huge admirer of Neville and hailed the midfielder’s
achievement in reaching the milestone of 500 Premier League
“It says a lot about what he’s done but it doesn’t surprise me
because his mentality and his attitude to the game has been great
since he came from Manchester United,” added Moyes. “He’s been a
great signing for us.”