Scholes offers Neville backing
Paul Scholes has defended under-fire team-mate Gary Neville, believing he is still England's best right-back.
Last Updated: 08/01/10 3:17pm
Paul Scholes has defended under-fire team-mate Gary Neville, saying he believes the 34-year-old is still England's best right-back.
Neville, who celebrates his birthday next month, has come in for strong criticism for a lacklustre performance in defeat to Leeds United at Old Trafford at the weekend.
The Red Devils crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of their League One opponents who looked the much better side despite the gulf in class.
Rumours are now rife that Neville could be calling an end to his long career with the 11-times Premier League winners.
Scholes, though, has urged his team-mate to stick around as he prepares, himself, to sign a revised contract with the club.
"It is obvious Gary has had his injury problems but when he is fit there is no better right-back," said Scholes.
"I don't see why he shouldn't stay for another year.
"When he is fit he is still the best right-back in England.
"Hopefully he can prove his fitness and that will bode well for us."