However, Neville has denied that he is about to quit the game: "The fact I've been out for so long brings about speculation regarding whether or not I'll make it back. I understand that," he told United Review.
"Ironically my ankle has been okay for the last couple of months, I've just picked up little knocks here and there that have lasted a couple of weeks or so.
"They can really set you back when you've been out for so long.
"I'm training again and I am focused on getting fit. I'm not going to put a timescale on it or name a game when I'll be back.
"Once I get fit and I'm doing the best I can to get to that point, I've no doubts I'll be okay."