I’m an ex-Man Utd star but now I work as a delivery driver and have had to sell my first England cap and shirt

Despite playing for Manchester United and England, Neil Webb is now a delivery driver.

To ease his retirement, he sells his first England shirt and hat.

Neil Webb works as a delivery driver despite being a former Manchester United and England star


Neil Webb works as a delivery driver despite being a former Manchester United and England starPhoto credit: Getty
He played for the Old Trafford team for four years


He played for the Old Trafford team for four yearsPhoto credit: Getty

Webb, 59, retired 26 years ago and wasn’t making as much money as the stars of today’s sport are making on a weekly basis.

The Premier League’s top players earn over £350,000 a week, but historically top players have not been rewarded in the same way.

Many stars, such as Webb, had to keep working and find a job after retiring from football and he was also a postman alongside his current role as a delivery driver.

Webb also had two successful appearances with Nottingham Forest in his career, scoring 50 league goals in midfield.

But since retiring, Webb has admitted he’s had “numerous jobs” and hopes his England shirt and cap go to someone who “appreciates them”.

He said The mirror: “I have had numerous jobs in recent years and am currently a delivery driver.

“My generation made good money and you could buy a nice house and a nice car and give your children a private education.

“But for today’s players, it’s a different world. I always knew I had to work after playing.”


“I can’t understand the incredible salaries players are getting today. Not even £100,000 a week – I don’t get it.”

“I’ll be 60 in July and it would be nice if the shirt and hat went to someone who appreciates it.”

“It will boost my retirement pot. It’s hanging on the wall in our house and if nobody decides to buy it, I’m happy to keep it.”

“Looking back on my career, I can say that I played under Mr [Brian] Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Robson, three of Britain’s greatest managers of all time. I would have liked to have played for Pep Guardiola. I admire the way he makes players better and shapes his teams.”

Webb is selling his beloved Three Lions shirt and cap at Graham Budd Auctions in Wellingborough, Northants, on June 6.

They are expected to bring in up to £15,000 to be used to top up his pension fund.

The shirt and cap were awarded to him after bowing for England during a friendly against West Germany in 1987.

During his time at Manchester United, Webb made 75 appearances in the league in four years.

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He also managed to win 26 caps for England between 1987 and 1992.

Webb now lives in Reading, Berkshire with his wife of 25 years and a GP.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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