Neville and Ferguson.

What happened after Gary Neville told Sir Alex Ferguson to 'f*** off'

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Retired Manchester United defender Gary Neville only ever played for one club, retiring in 2011 after making 400 Premier League appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former right-back is now a respected pundit on Sky Sports following a failed spell as manager of La Liga club Valencia.

Neville won eight Premier League titles as a player, as well as three FA Cup's and two Champions League trophies.

Manchester United suffered a downturn in fortunes since Ferguson's retirement in 2013 but fans are hopeful that the glory days will return under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in his first season in charge and looks set to challenge Manchester City and Chelsea for the title.

Mourinho's side are currently level on points with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and started their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Basel.

Speaking to Manchester United fan channel StrettyNewsTV, Neville spoke at length about his career at Old Trafford.

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He was asked about the biggest telling-off he received from Ferguson.

Telling Ferguson to f*** off

The great Scottish manager was renowned for his hairdryer treatment during his 26-year spell at the helm.

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Neville knew immediately that telling his boss to "f*** off" was a terrible idea but proceeded to do it again the following day.

"The biggest telling off that I ever got [from Ferguson] was telling him to 'f*** off" at the end of a game in Lille," said Neville. "He fined me a week's wages and battered me after the match.

"I did it again the day after in his office and then he basically proceeded to leave me out for the next two weeks. He put me on the bench.

Manchester United Press Conference

"I spent the next 15 minutes of the match [against Lille] thinking, 'I'm done, I'm done, I'm done'."

You can watch Neville tell the story in the YouTube video below.

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