Updated: Monday, 10th December 2018 @ 4:16pm

Ex-Manchester United captain Gary Neville meets fans while autobiography signing at Trafford Centre

Ex-Manchester United captain Gary Neville meets fans while autobiography signing at Trafford Centre

 
Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville visited the Trafford Centre to sign copies of his autobiography ‘Red’ for loyal supporters purchasing his book today.

Fans attended in their hundreds to catch a glimpse of their club’s former captain in the hope of meeting him face-to-face.

Even an impromptu rendition of ‘Gary Neville is a red’ greeting the most-capped England right-back in history as he entered the WH Smith store.

Neville reduced one more-excitable female supporter to tears and many were thrilled by their few minutes with the man – despite a small number of people questioning who he was.

Brothers Paul and Chris Rowles queued for three hours – with some fans waiting for five hours – and were not put-off by the long delay.

Chris said: “It’s worth it to see such a legend for your club.”

However the brothers were slightly disappointed as they were refused the opportunity to have a photograph taken together with Neville unless they bought another book.

Tony Devine – who waited since 9am – was slightly disappointed as Neville refused to write ‘I 8 Scousers’ in his copy of the book.
 
Despite a large number of people attending Neville’s session, it would appear enthusiasts are expecting Paul Scholes’ book signing to be busier.

Scholes – a former team-mate of Neville – is due to sign copies of his autobiography in Selfridges on Thursday 29September – an event which United fan Ryan Kitchen is eager to attend.

Ryan said: “We’ll be back for Scholes. There might be a few more people for that.”


REDS FANS: Ryan Kitchen, Tony Devine and Matthew Devine