Injury setback for Neville
Manchester United have confirmed that captain Gary Neville has been forced to return to England.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 24/07/09 3:22pm
Manchester United have confirmed that captain Gary Neville has been forced to return to England after picking up an injury during pre-season.
The right-back has sustained a minor groin injury on the Red Devils' tour of Asia and will now miss the remaining matches against FC Seoul and Hangzhou Greentown.
Neville has struggled for fitness in recent seasons and he made just 13 Premier League starts during the 2008/09 campaign.
Things appeared to be looking up for the 34-year-old after he got 62 minutes under his belt against a Malaysia XI on Monday night.
But Neville will now receive treatment on his latest setback in Manchester as he looks to be at manager Sir Alex Ferguson's disposal ahead of the new term.
"Gary Neville tweaked his groin yesterday in training," said Ferguson following his side's 3-2 win over FC Seoul.
"He will probably be ready in about 10 days.
"It would have been silly to keep him here if he was not going to play so we sent him home this morning."