Man Utd star feared for his future

Neville has been struggling with injuries in recent years and his contract was set to expire at the end of last term.

But the veteran full-back eventually signed a 12-month deal.

“I turned round during training one morning and said ‘I have three games to go at Manchester United’,” said Neville.

“I had not spoken to the club and I genuinely felt it could be the last three weeks.

“The club didn’t owe me anything and I was more than happy. I was enjoying myself.

“In some ways, my best football came in a period I thought I was just going to enjoy.”

He added: “Because of my injuries, I have thought about the fact I might have to find something else.

“Two years ago I thought it would be my last season. Obviously last year I felt the same. I recognise this one could be as well.

“I am on a one-year contract. If I don’t perform or I feel the club don’t want me anymore I will be gone.

“That is life. In the 19 years I have been here, it has happened to better players.”