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Piers Morgan wants Gary Neville at Arsenal

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Gary Neville hasn't exactly got off to the best start in his early managerial career, but he enjoyed his greatest night yet as he watched his Valencia side secure a thumping 6-0 victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

After a dismal opening couple of months at the Mestalla Stadium, Neville's side have now recorded back-to-back victories.

Last night's result came off the back of a crucial 2-1 victory over Espanyol in La Liga. But the Spanish giants still have a great deal to do in pursuit of redemption.

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They may well be cruising into the last 16 of the Europa League, but they are still only seven points ahead of 18th placed Las Palmas in Spain's elite division.

However, things in football change very quickly. Neville's tenure in Spain truly took off as his side raced into a 5-0 lead after just 28 minutes against their Austrian opponents last night.

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Following the game, Neville, who was celebrating his 41st birthday, played down the victory, insisting that you can't celebrate wins at the halfway mark.

"This has been the best result since I've arrived in Valencia, but not the best night," the ex-Manchester United player stated, as per Goal.com.

"You can't celebrate wins at the halfway mark of the tie. The most important thing is having balance. You can't go crazy when you win, or when you lose. You have to view it with tranquility and try to play the same way in the next game.

"Players have had to come in these past two weeks and that signifies that this team is strong, that it has more confidence.

Valencia v Rapid Vienna - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg

"That permits us to have some freshness for Sunday as well. Tonight we saw what level we need to keep playing at, and we have to keep it that way."

Neville may well have acted on the side of caution, but that didn't stop things taking off on social media.

Piers Morgan tweet 

The best - and most bizarre - tweet of the night came from celebrity Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan. The television personality, who has long criticised current Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, insisted that he would take Neville at Arsenal tomorrow.

Morgan tweeted: "Valencia 5-0 up after 36 minutes. Like I said, I'd take Gary Neville at Arsenal tomorrow. Guy's a winner."

Fans respond 

Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans absolutely slammed his notion.

Morgan, of course, has previously backed Neville to join the ranks at Arsenal, previously insisting that he would be happy if the former United defender replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates dugout.

Back in August of last year, Morgan tweeted: "I'd take Gary Neville tomorrow as Arsenal manager."

Arsenal fans: what do you think to Morgan's latest tweet about Neville? Have your say below!

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