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Gary Neville Blasts Premier League ‘nightmare’ Over Season Return Amid Pandemic

Premier League return: Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville blasts English FA officials who are pushing for the league to return in coming weeks.

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There appears to be quite some doubt surrounding a possible Premier League return which is touted to be sometime in June. While there have been multiple reports of the UK Government giving the green light for a possible Premier League return in June, there have also been reports that a number of players are scared that a premature Premier League return could put them at risk of contracting the bug. Manchester United legend and football analyst Gary Neville has lashed out at league officials who are pushing for a Premier League return despite the massive risk it poses to the players and support staff.

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Gary Neville lashes out against NIGHTMARE Premier League return

Coronavirus deaths in UK have crossed the 28,000 mark as of May 4, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak in the UK is yet to be brought under control by civic authorities as the number of infected cases rises steadily. Despite these conditions, Premier league officials are keen for the league to resume. Gary Neville, who made 400 appearances for Manchester United, claims league bosses are 'frightened to death’ at the thought of playing in the English top flight in the coming weeks.

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Gary Neville interacts with Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish 

Gary Neville has been vocal about his apprehensions regarding the Premier League return. The 45-year old had even suggested that the Premier League 2019-20 season could be completed on foreign shores which might be safer for players and other staff. Speaking to Daily Mail, Gary Neville was quoted as saying, "If the Premier League is serious about delivering the matches that remain in the most safe environment they would move it to somewhere that is three or four hours away that is safe from coronavirus and somewhere that has proven it can handle it. There are some hotspots in Europe that could handle the Premier League finishing. I'm not sure they can deliver what they want to do in this country with the amount of logistical issues."

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