English defender who joined Manchester United in 2006 after spending two years at Tottenham Hotspur; he became a member of the English national team in 2001.
He began his youth career with West Ham United at age 16 and made his senior debut with them in 1999.
He was named Manchester United Players' Player of the Year in 2012-13.
He fathered two children, Jacey and Louise, with Lisa Roughead, whom he married in 2007. He has a brother named Graeme who also played for West Ham.
He became teammates with Wayne Rooney on Manchester United in 2006.