Everton boss David Moyes wants Phil Neville to extend his career

Everton manager David Moyes wants veteran captain Phil Neville to extend his career at Goodison Park

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David Moyes' side are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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David Moyes has spoken of his desire to see Everton’s Phil Neville prolong his career at Goodison Park ahead of the midfielder’s 500th Premier League appearance.

The 35-year-old has been a cornerstone of Moyes’ Everton side since joining the Toffees from Manchester United in 2005.

The Blues skipper, who successfully recovered from a knee injury to face West Ham United last weekend, is out of contract in the summer.

But Moyes is keen to see Neville, who has made 292 appearances for the Toffees, extend his stay at the Merseyside outfit.

“I’ve already spoken to Phil and he just wants to see how his body is,” Moyes told the Sun.

“He’s just back from a knee operation and he’d be the first one to say we should just see how his knee is.

“I don’t think he sees any great panic in it at this moment in time.”

“It says a lot about what he’s done but it doesn’t surprise me because his mentality and his attitude to the game has been great since he came from Manchester United.

“He’s been a great signing for us.”

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