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Manchester United: Rio Had A 'dog's Job' - Neville

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posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 05:55 AM
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Gary Neville believes Manchester United and England team-mate Rio Ferdinand was forced to do 'a dog's job' during his eight-month exile

"I never expected that anybody could show the professionalism Rio showed over that eight months,'' said Neville, referring to Ferdinand's ban for missing a drugs test.

"When he first got the ban I didn't expect to see him again in the summer but instead he came into training every day and gave his all.

"It was a dog's job in a way. He had to play against the first team in training all the time because he wasn't available, yet still maintained the same focus as if he was preparing for a game.

"I don't think many players would have been able to do that. If you take away the chance of playing a game for a footballer, you are taking away their life."

Sporting Life


I've already said I felt the ban was way harsh and the consistancy levels for punishments are still not there.




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