Gary Neville has taken to Twitter to deny rumours that he walked out of his Manchester United ambassador role as a result of his "pub team" row with Louis van Gaal.
The Mirror ran a story claiming the Red Devils legend had severed ties with his former club after launching a scathing attack on their performance against Southampton. Despite winning 2-1 at St Mary's, Neville claimed Van Gaal's men performed like a pub team.
Van Gaal was informed of the comments by a journalist in the post-game press conference and responded as many expected him to; he was not happy. The Dutchman told Neville to think before he speaks next time, causing something of a stir amongst Manchester United officials.
The original report claimed that a Manchester United source said that Neville stepped down from his role at the club after deciding his commitment to Sky Sports and the England national team was already taking up enough of his time. However, coming a week after the war of words, The Mirror had no hesitation in linking the two events.
However, Neville has taken to Twitter to deny the suggestions that he walked out on his former club, instead saying that his obligation to make public appearances ended when he joined Roy Hodgson's England's set-up.
He said: "Story in Paper this morning Re stepping down as MU ambassador this week. Not true. Contracted apps ended 2.5 years ago when eng role began."
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