Gary Neville outraged by Jamie Carragher as Man Utd icon hangs Ian Wright out to dry | Football | Sport


Carragher and Wright were in the Sky Sports studio ahead of Chelsea’s meeting with Newcastle United on Monday night. One topic of discussion was Liverpool’s breathless 1-1 draw at home to City, with Carragher labelling the rivalry the best in the Premier League era.

Neville, on co-commentary duties, was so outraged that he dialled into the studio to make his case. “Carragher’s statement, that City vs Liverpool over the past five or six years is the greatest rivalry [in the Premier League era], is offensive,” he ranted.

“From 1998 to 2004, Arsenal won three titles and Manchester United won four. It was blood, thunder, quality – everything you’d want in a rivalry.

“Over the last six years, Liverpool have only won one title. It’s been an absolute demolition. And for Ian Wright to stand there and not pull him up on it is unbelievable!”

Carragher went on to back up his point while referencing an infamous tunnel incident involving Neville, Roy Keane and Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira in 2005. “Off the pitch, theirs was a bigger rivalry,” conceded the Liverpool legend.

With one final pop at Carragher, who retired in 2013 without a Premier League title on his CV, Neville added: “I tell you what we’ll do Wrighty, we can have a Premier League winners’ party next time on Monday Night Football. [Carragher] can leave.”

City’s draw with Liverpool on Sunday leaves the three title chasers separated by a single point with only 10 games left to play. Arsenal lead the Reds on goal difference, one point ahead of Pep Guardiola’s reigning treble winners.

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