Gary Neville on THAT celebration against Liverpool: “It was worth a 120-match ban!”
It’s amazing to think years on from their rivalry as players, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher can sit in the same room and talk about clashes in years gone by. The two rivals, now known as colleagues at Sky Sports, previously faced off countless times in high-stakes games between Liverpool v Manchester United.
The pair will be on our screens when all eyes are on Anfield on Monday night, and before the game they will reflect on their favourite memories of the fixture.
Neville’s favourite moment was back in 2006 when he was fined £10,000 for celebrating Rio Ferdinand’s late winner in front of the travelling Liverpool fans at Old Trafford.
“It was worth a 120-match ban!,” he told Carragher for Sky Sports.
“It was probably one of the best moments because we were struggling at the time, we hadn’t won the league for three years and it just felt like one of the best moments we had in a couple of years.”
Carragher, too, recalled a controversial moment, that saw strike a ‘deal’ with referee Phil Dowd. When Liverpool beat United 3-1 in 2011, the former England defender left a gash on Nani’s leg following a high lunge.
“I’ve seen the reaction of all the players, but I got Phil Down on his own, had a word with him and we came to some sort of a deal.”
Sounds fishy. Hope Carra elaborates on that deal.