Manchester United defender Gary Neville says that his international career is probably over, after he was left out of the England squad to face Ukraine and Belarus this week. The 34-year-old, included in the squad for the games against Andorra and Kazakhstan in June, says that Fabio Capello now has better options.
“To be honest, I am not looking at an England return,” he told matchday magazine United Review.
“The time has probably come for Glen Johnson or Wes Brown now. They have done very well and I think they are the first-choice players.
“It doesn’t mean I would turn down the opportunity if it came but it is not something I am focusing on.”
Neville is England’s ninth most-capped player, with 85 appearances for the national side. He has not played for his country since England’s match against Spain at Old Trafford in February 2007.
But Neville, who is out of contract at the end of the season, can at least console himself with the fact that United will always be bigger than England. He has played four times for his club this campaign.