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Neville: I regret NOT rejecting Everton captaincy

Former Everton captain Phil Neville admits he struggled to win over fans in his first season at Goodison Park.

He had spent the last 15 years at Manchester United, picking up six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League.

But it was a different story at Everton where he felt 'the teacher's pet' after being made skipper.

"They [the fans] hadn't accepted me because after one month David Moyes made me captain," he told Sky Sports.

"At the time I accepted it but, looking back, I shouldn't have done.

"I should have got my feet under the table and waited six months but he wanted it done and he wanted it done straight away.

"I found it really tough as I wasn't accepted by my team-mates. I was the teacher's pet, I was Moyes' little boy."

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