Everton skipper Neville understands England axe for Man Utd's Ferdinand

Everton skipper Phil Neville can see why England coach Roy Hodgson left out Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand from his Euros squad.

Everton skipper Phil Neville can see why England coach Roy Hodgson left out Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand from his Euros squad.

Neville understands why Hodgson decided to take John Terry and not Ferdinand.

"It was probably one of the biggest decisions Roy had to make," Neville said.

"We are in a state of transition at the moment. We are all hoping we can improve this England team and get better results.

"To do that you have to start blooding the young players.

"To take both of them (Ferdinand and Terry) probably would have been the wrong decision looking forward to the next major championships.

"I can't choose between John Terry and Rio Ferdinand. They are the best two centre backs in the country, they have great experience and they are great leaders.

"What probably went in John Terry's favour was that he has been a regular for England in the last year."

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