International soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo asked for a transfer to Manchester United in early July. This led to online debates, jokes and name-calling. And it was all between Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and former United star Gary Neville.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United stars Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville beat Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Liverpool defender and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher took to Twitter after news broke of a Cristiano Ronaldo transfer request and an attack on the superstar.
“Ronaldo did what I thought he would do, scored goals but made the team worse,” Carragher wrote. “The transfer request also destroyed the idea of rejecting Man City out of love for Man United.”
That decision on Ronaldo’s situation was misunderstood by Gary Neville, a former full back of Manchester United (and Carragher’s fellow Sky Sports pundit).
Neville responded by tweeting that Ronaldo “could turn down City for United because he likes them more and still wants to leave this summer. He left earlier but still loves the club. “
A former class member of ’92 also went personal on Carragher. He tweeted that he is full of himself and shows his “short period of success” with Liverpool.
Caragar fired the next shot. He called Neville a joker (in emojis) and compared Ronaldo to Elvis Presley, mocking him when he returned to the red side of Manchester. Neville responded quickly with the title of a simple Elvis song, “A Little Less Conversation.”
Former England teammates are now seen doing well. Caragar stepped up to change his Twitter bio. It now reads, “Former @LFC yard dog, now harassing Gary Neville on kySkySportsPL.”
Carragher and Neville were both exceptional players and are now excellent analysts
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are two of the best player-pundits in football today. However, before they took the microphone, everyone was a star on the pitch for their respective teams.
Carragher began training with the Liverpool youth team in his hometown at the age of 10. After making the senior team at the age of 18, he played his entire 17-year career at the Red End of Merseyside. His 508 Premier League games ranked him ninth in most EPL matches. He is also second only to Ryan Giggs’ 632 for Manchester United in a single EPL match.
As a center-back, Carrager helped Liverpool win two FA Cups, three League Cups and a UEFA Champions League trophy in 2005.
Neville brought the famous ’92 Manchester United class. Wright-Beck earned his place in the academy’s products from the United Academy as a teenager, along with Giggs, David Beckham, Nicki Butt, Paul Scholes and Brother Phil.
Over the next decade, these fives took United to incredible heights. Under Neville, led by Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils won eight Premier League, three FA Cup, two League Cup and two Champions League titles. In 1998-99, the crew won the EPL, FA Cup and UCL Trophy in the same season, winning triple.
After football, Neville managed Valencia in Spain, bought a lower level English football team (Salford City) and worked in the media.
All statistics courtesy Transfer
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