Neville - Avoiding injuries key
Gary Neville was happy to see his Manchester United team-mates come through his testimonial unscathed.
Last Updated: 24/05/11 10:15pm
Gary Neville was happy to see his Manchester United team-mates come through his testimonial unscathed ahead of the UEFA Champions League final.
The Red Devils legend brought the final curtain down on his Old Trafford career with a star-studded clash against Juventus, just days before United tackle Barcelona at Wembley in the European showpiece.
Sir Alex Ferguson allowed Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes to feature for the opening 30 minutes before withdrawing them from the fray for the battles ahead.
Rooney found the net after being set up by Giggs before Juve hit back when the trio departed and claimed a 2-1 victory on the night with goals from Simone Pepe and Manuel Giandonato.
But the result could not take the shine off a night which was a fitting tribute to the Old Trafford favourite, who will join the Sky Sports team now his playing days are over.
Neville told Sky Sports: "The most important thing was that the lads got through it without getting injured. I enjoyed the night, and it was a great turn-out.
"It was played at a high tempo which was important with Saturday coming up for the lads.
"I'm so proud of everything. Hopefully now it can be a great week and we can finish it off on Saturday.
"The fans have so much to contend with, they are always loyal to the players and they have done that again tonight."