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Man Utd's Neville: I'm ready for remaining two games

Gary Neville says he's fit and ready if needed by Manchester United for the remaining two games of the season.

"I am feeling good. I have been training and travelling with the team for the last seven or eight matches and really enjoying being back among the lads," the right back told the Manchester Evening News. "It is going to be difficult for the manager with the defence playing so well, and I understand that it is almost impossible for him to get me in. I totally accept that.

"The matches are too important to help get players their fitness back but I am there. I am fit and have been for six to eight weeks and if I am required or am needed at any point, I have to be ready. It has been a frustrating season for me. But that will all be lifted if we win the title and the Champions League. That is the most important thing. Players get injuries. The most important thing is that this club wins trophies."

United have conceded just 22 league goals this season and are almost certain of breaking their previous record.

They shipped 26 in the 38-game season of 1997-98 and 2004-05.

Ferguson's side have also kept a run of five clean sheets in the Champions League.

"It is a fantastic achievement to get to the Champions League final," added Neville. "We have talked over the last seven or eight years how we have not been quite ready at times. We have maybe lacked assuredness in the defensive side of things and conceded goals.

"But over two games in the semi-final we stopped Barcelona scoring. To win 1-0 shows the team have matured. We are still capable of producing fantastic football but it is capable of digging in and showing a level of concentration that is needed against some of the best attacking players in the world. The lads worked so hard, every single one of them with their defensive duties and the amount of work they put in was incredible. We saw great players working hard as a team.

"We thoroughly deserved to get to the final. We have been unbeaten in the competition and our form in Europe has been fantastic."

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