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Manchester United will need foot on the gas at Yeovil, says Phil Neville

Veteran of difficult FA Cup third-round ties, Phil Neville, knows big teams must take care when underdogs raise their game
• Yeovil v Manchester United, Sunday, 3.30pm
• FA Cup 2005: Manchester Utd 0-0 Exeter
• Replay: Exeter 0-2 Manchester Utd

It is 10 years since Exeter caused one of the biggest stirs in FA Cup third-round history by holding Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford and the memory of that awkward afternoon is still raw for Phil Neville. He was one of a handful of senior players who started for United and has not forgotten what a scrap it was against non-league opponents who were determined to give everything against the best team they would ever face.

Exeter did not make the trip north with the sole intention of enjoying their big day out and as embarrassing as it was for United to draw with them, Neville admired how hard they fought. It was the kind of performance that explains why there is still such a buzz on third-round weekend.

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