Everton skipper Phil Neville would love to crown his career with a trophy.

All his considerable honours in the game - six titles, three FA Cups and the 1999 Champions League in which he was a substitute - were won with Manchester United. If Neville leaves Everton without adding to that total, he will not be satisfied.

"From a selfish point of view, a trophy would mean my eight years as captain had been worthwhile," he told the Mail on Sunday. "If I leave and I've not won a trophy I would see myself as a failure. And if you win a trophy, it gives everyone a belief - the manager, the staff, the chairman - that what you're doing is right. It would give us that taste to kick on, because we are so close."