Gary Neville and David Beckham are not just former Manchester United teammates and fellow Class of 92 members, they’re also best mates.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, they dominated the right flank for both United and England, and their friendship undoubtedly helped enhance their on-field relationship.
Although Beckham left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2003, the former England captain has reminded close friends with Neville ever since.
If they weren’t such good mates, it’s safe to assume that Neville wouldn’t have called out Beckham on his new Sky Sports show Soccerbox, which was broadcast on Monday night.
Ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and United, Neville looked over various moments from past fixtures between the two fierce rivals alongside ex-Red Jamie Carragher.
Neville blames Beckham for Liverpool goal from 2001
And while analysing Liverpool’s 3-1 win over United at Anfield back in November 2001, Neville blamed Michael Owen’s second goal of the match on his old pal.
"Who are you blaming?" Carragher asks his Monday Night Football colleague.
"Becks," Neville replies. "I'm saying to Becks he has to go with the runner. If I've gone with the full back, he's got to stay with Smicer."
You can watch the goal by skipping to 2:40 in this video…
Beckham, being Neville’s closest mate and all that, obviously tuned into Soccerbox on Monday.
Beckham reacts to Neville's criticism on Instagram
But after being singled out for criticism, the former England captain took to Instagram.
Beckham, posting in big red font next to Neville’s Instagram handle, simply wrote: “Really Gary” alongside a video of the clip in question.
Check out Beckham's post on Instagram stories here...
Watch the goal again and it does seem extremely harsh to blame Beckham.
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
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