Neville Hoping For Derby-Day Return

Last updated : 03 February 2008 By Sam
The game will mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster and the United skipper, who has been sidelined for months with an ankle injury, is eager to lead out the side on Manchester derby day.

"It means the world to me every time I go out on the football pitch, but on a day like this it would be an incredibly proud moment," Neville told the Mail on Sunday.

"It was an awfully tragic event, but the sense of feeling runs through the club - we owe them so much. The way they played the game, the way the team play now, comes from that era.

"The (shirts) will be numbered 1 to 16, no names, no sponsors. To wear one of those shirts would be so special.

"Everyone is desperate to play every single week, but on that particular day they will be absolutely desperate to play."