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My favourite match: Phil Neville

15 Feb 2018

Ex-Man Utd midfielder on why 2-0 win over Arsenal in 2002/03 stands out among 10,000 Premier League fixtures

To celebrate Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United being the 10,000th Premier League match, we asked past players to name their favourite.

Phil Neville

Phil Neville played in several title showdowns for Manchester United, but one stands out in particular.

Arsenal were the reigning champions and were leading the way again when they visited Old Trafford in December 2002.

Despite having an injury-ravaged XI Sir Alex Ferguson's side won 2-0 and ultimately lifted the Premier League Trophy.

"It was at the time when Arsenal were the best team in the country by far, playing the best style of football," Neville says.

"It was a day when you just had a sense before the game that something special was going to happen. We had to have individuals who played beyond their best."

Also in this series

Part 2: My favourite match - Paul Robinson
Part 3: My favourite match - Robert Pires
Part 4: My favourite match - Owen Hargreaves
Part 5: My favourite match - Dion Dublin
Part 6: My favourite match - Matt Holland
Part 7: My favourite match - Shay Given
Part 8: My favourite match: Chris Kirkland
Part 9: My favourite match - Joleon Lescott
Part 10: My favourite match - Fowler, Owen and Hutchison
Part 11: My favourite match - Alan Pardew

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