Manchester United supporters were cheering Gary Neville on after he called out journalist Guillem Balague on Twitter.
Balague, who, like Neville, referred to Man United as ‘money’ when discussing the future of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
“You calling United Money Guillem? That’s twice today.. City have been wonderful this season but United did win 2 trophies last year and over the long term are a slightly bigger club 😉,” Neville tweeted in response.
Neville is a United legend and he did his standing among the club’s supporters no harm with his tweet.
And it may have been unfair for Balague to suggest Sanchez had to choose between money at United and the chance to work under Pep Guardiola at Man City.
But Balague wasn’t the only journalist whose tweet about the Sanchez/Man United/Man City saga, which took a U-turn on Friday when it was reported that City are prepared to end their interest, caught Neville’s attention.
James Robson of the Manchester Evening News wrote: “Can't call where Sanchez will end up. #MCFC proved a point when refusing to pay VVD money. #MUFC have proved under Woodward they will pay (almost) whatever is necessary”.
Neville responded to Robson's tweet
It’s not hard to see why Neville responded to this tweet. Robson seems be suggesting Man United are the only club that have spent excessively, forgetting that Guardiola has spent ridiculous sums of money at Man City.
“We are trying to re-write recent history here,” Neville said. “City paid £130m for 3 full backs! United wouldn’t pay for Perisic!!
“Let’s calm down… City have spent the most money in last 18 months! City are a wonderful team this year and playing great football but let’s not get lost!”
It’s fair to say Neville’s tweet caused a stir among football fans.
Robson would go on to clarifying his tweet, writing: “My point was City’s Van Dijk stance suggests they’re serious about not overpaying for Sanchez. Not that they don’t spend a lot of money.
“In recent years United have generally spent whatever was required - Perisic being the exception”.
It comes after reports Man City are set to end their interest in Sanchez after learning of his £35 million price tag.
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