Video emerges of Gary Neville's celebration vs Manchester City back in 2009

Michael Owen’s best days were certainly behind him when he signed for Manchester United in 2009.

The former Ballon d’Or winner left Newcastle for Man Utd and lasted three seasons at Old Trafford.

It was a pay-as-you-play deal and he only managed to make 31 league appearances in three years, scoring five goals.

But his time at the Theatre of Dreams will always be remembered fondly for one moment in particular.

Just months after signing, Owen featured in his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

With the scores at 2-2 with 12 minutes remaining, Owen was introduced. Minutes later, Darren Fletcher put the home side. However, Craig Bellamy looked to have snatched a point for City with a 90th-minute equaliser.

But after being found by Ryan Giggs, Owen scored a 96th-minute winner to make it 4-3 and send United fans and players crazy.

United fans have probably watched that goal back countless times in the last 11 years.

But they probably haven’t seen Gary Neville’s celebration following that goal.

Footage has emerged on Twitter, posted by United fan Scott Paterson which shows Neville running onto the pitch before running down the touchline and faking a warm-up in front of the City fans to taunt them.

Neville himself saw the footage on Twitter and revealed that United had already made three subs and therefore his warm-up was just an excuse to get closer to the away section.

Ultimate sh**house behaviour.

Neville was actually warned by the FA for his provocative celebration after Owen’s winner. The right-back defended his actions by saying: “In football, we have become too sensitive. You celebrate a goal because you are winning a football match. Fans give you loads of stick. You give them a bit back. That is football.”

Meanwhile, City boss Mark Hughes called Neville a “lunatic” for his celebrations.

“I saw Gary Neville running off like a lunatic,” Hughes said at full-time. “What I saw reminded me of Sir Alex and Brian Kidd. It shows what it meant to them. It shows we can compete.”

Celebrating that passionately in front of a stadium full of fans seems a long way away right now…

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