Gary Neville has hit out at the BBC and forced them to change a headline on their sports website after he reacted angrily to a story regarding his comments about Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney.
Neville had been speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about his former Manchester United team-mate ahead of England’s clash with Poland on Tuesday.
Neville told the BBC radio station that “We need to see Wayne Rooney improve and he needs to see himself improve”, only to react angrily when BBC Sport ran the story under the headline “Rooney needs to improve – Neville”.
The former Manchester United full-back then tweeted a link to the story and the headline before adding: “Extremely misleading and taken out of context, poor journalism!”.
That message prompted a response from Stuart Rowson, editor of the BBC Sports website, who wrote to the Red Devils legend: You’re right, the headline and the intro were out of context and misleading. Not our style. Apologies. We’ve changed it.”
Soon after before the headline was then changed to “Rooney can still improve – Neville”.
Neville has become a respected TV pundit since he hung up his boots at Old Trafford, and also forms part of England boss Roy Hodgson’s backroom staff.
He is currently in Poland with Rooney and the rest of the Three Lions squad ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier in Warsaw this week.