Gary Neville is a living legend at Manchester United. The Englishman took on a lot for this – also in the private sphere.

Career first: England legend Gary Neville, 47, has banned himself from having a girlfriend at the age of 16 to focus on his football career. This is reported by the “Daily Star” with reference to “Sky Sport”. “I made the decision that I wouldn’t have a girlfriend for four years. I literally turned it off and everything was Manchester United.”

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Breaking off contact with school friends: Neville also broke off contact with school friends during this time. “Between 16 and 20 it was brutal to do that but all my school friends, I never saw them again.”