Those good old boys at The Sun were on hand to see the much derided full-back pump £60 worth of petrol into his £100,000 Audi Q7 near his home in Bolton.
When he then tried to start the car, the engine cut out, meaning that Neville had to get it towed away by a recovery firm.
He also had to call his father, the fantastically named Neville Neville, to arrange a lift while his motor was out of action.
As one of those famous Sun onlookers quipped: "Everyone laughed because Gary has a reputation for being serious and he was left looking dozy."
World of Sport would also like to offer some kudos to the Sun sub-editors for their rather brilliant 'Bit fuelish, Neville' headline.
Neville is now 35, but last April penned a one-year extension to his Manchester United contract.
The 35-year-old joins fellow United stalwarts Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in prolonging their playing days at the club where they began their careers.
- Neville Neville
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