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Selling a dream: at Rs 3,000, a ticket to meet "Busy Busy" doesn't come cheap.

Any Manchester United fan will tell you footballer Gary Neville -- nicknamed "Busy Busy" -- is a legend.

He's coming to Mumbai this Thursday. And it will be the closest many fans have ever come to seeing a United player in the flesh.

And not just any player. 

Neville, a one-club man, captained Manchester United for five years between 2005 and 2010,  before calling time on his playing career on February 2 2011, almost 20 years after making his debut for United.

He is also England’s most capped right-back, playing on the national side for more than 10 years.

The 35-year-old sports commentator is making his first trip to India this month and will meet the city's sizeable Red Devils fanbase -- an estimated 20 million Indians are fans -- at the Manchester United Café Bar at Palladium mall.

On the program is a video capturing the highlights of his career. And he is expected to share some insights from his long stint with the club, football tips and perform a few tricks in front of a goal specially created for his visit.

A pass for the group dinner and unlimited drinks date with Neville costs Rs 3,000. To book call +91 (0)22 4360 1111, 98191 78873.

January 12, 8:30 p.m. at Manchester United Café Bar, Level 3, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel; +91 (0)22 4360 1111