Carragher had perfectly timed wind up tweet for Gary Neville during Man Utd defeat

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Heading into Thursday night's Europa League tie against Fenerbahce, Manchester United had mustered just one goal in their previous three fixtures.

However, the last time they played the Turkish side, Jose Mourinho's men put four goals past them at Old Trafford. With that in mind, when former Red Devils star Gary Neville took to social media ahead of kick-off to urge the current squad to "entertain him", he must have been feeling fairly optimistic.

That tweet came back to haunt him pretty soon into the European fixture, however, with Fenerbahce's Moussa Sow scoring a spectacular overhead kick after just 65 seconds of action.


Neville was probably already pretty ticked off enough after United's disastrous start. His mood will only have got worse after he checked his Twitter account to see that, of course, Jamie Carragher had responded to his earlier message.

Whether side by side on Monday Night Football or going back and forth on social media, Carragher and Neville are constantly trying to get one up on each other.

And the former Liverpool defender decided Sow's supreme strike was too good an opportunity to pass up as he looked to get the latest dig in at Neville and United's expense. 

Usually good for a wise crack of his own, Neville clearly wasn't in the mood on Thursday night as his response left little room for humour.

Neville's mood was one shared by the majority of United fans watching their team's lacklustre display in Turkey last night.

Heading into the game hoping the Europa League could provide a respite from a frustrating few games in the Premier League, they were left severely disappointed as United were out fought and out played in a 2-1 defeat.

The only bit of "entertainment" for Neville and co. came late on as Wayne Rooney ended a 14-game goal drought with an impressive long-range strike.

It was too little too late for the Old Trafford club, however, and with Liverpool flying high domestically it looks like it might be a long few months ahead for the former England right-back as he has to deal with Carragher's boasts and taunts.

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