Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have become football’s best double-act since teaming up together at Sky Sports a couple of years ago.
Once fierce rivals, due to their histories with Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, they’ve become good mates who are quick to take the p*** out of each other - in a friendly way, of course.
Ahead of Saturday’s Manchester derby, the two pundits were interviewed by Soccer AM to give their thoughts on the game and Neville capitalised after Carragher’s surprise comment about Manchester.
Carragher said that Manchester is (probably) the biggest footballing city in the world at the moment due to Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, plus the quality of players in the two squads.
And Neville was never going to let the former Liverpool defender get away with saying that without reacting.
Watch: Carragher says Manchester is biggest football city
“I think at this moment, Manchester is probably the biggest city in the world in terms of football,” Carragher said, while standing alongside Neville on the Old Trafford pitch.
Before he’d even finished his sentence, Neville said “Wheey!” and gave Carragher a pat on the back, much to the amusement of those inside the Soccer AM studio and people back at home.
Smiling, Carragher then added: “That’ll come back to haunt me, won’t it?”
Neville takes another dig on Twitter
Soon after, Neville tweeted: “Please can someone make a t-shirt
"Manchester is the biggest football city in the world"
Carragher tries to explain himself
Carragher, in a bid to make amends for his earlier comment, replied: “Slip of the tongue because of the managers🙈 European cups & most trophies decide that & Merseyside wins AGIN🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 “
Sorry, Carra, you’ve already revealed your true feelings now.
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