Neville and Carragher Twitter spat over Ronaldo's bombshell request
Jamie Carragher brands Gary Neville a clown for thinking Cristiano Ronaldo rejected Man City for Man United as pundits get involved in Twitter spat over forward’s shock request to leave Manchester United
- Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have clashed online over Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer request
- Ronaldo has asked to leave Manchester United if they receive a suitable offer
- Carragher called Neville a ‘clown’ for his position over Ronaldo’s bombshell
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have engaged in a public spat over Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer request at Manchester United, with both pundits trading insults in their disagreement.
Ronaldo’s bombshell request to leave Old Trafford should a suitable offer for him be submitted sent shockwaves across the football landscape on Saturday.
The Portuguese superstar’s decision is said to be driven by his desire to play in the Champions League for the remainder of his career, according to The Times.
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville feuded online over Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer request
Ronaldo has made a bombshell request to leave Manchester United if a good offer is received
Ronaldo was United’s most successful performer in an otherwise risible season for the Red Devils, scoring 18 league goals while the team slumped to sixth position.
Ex-Liverpool defender Carragher began the taunting by tweeting that Ronaldo’s announcement vindicated his assessment of the Portuguese superstar’s return to Manchester.
‘Ronaldo did exactly what I thought he would do, score goals but make the team worse. The transfer request also kills the idea he turned down Man City because of his love for Man United,’ wrote Carragher, signing off with a crying-laughing emoji.
Ronaldo was linked to Manchester City before re-joining United at the end of last summer
It didn’t take long for Neville to respond to his longtime Sky Sports co-pundit and call out his analysis.
‘I get it , you’re full of yourselves but he can turn down City for United because he likes them more and still want to leave this summer. He left before but still loved the club,’ Neville wrote.
The former Manchester United player couldn’t help signing off with a barb, writing ‘Enjoy Saturday night and your short period of success,’ most likely in reference to Liverpool’s recent trophy-winning era.
Carragher replied by calling Neville a ‘clown’ in emoji form and berating Neville for celebrating Ronaldo’s return last season.
‘City didn’t want him you (clown face emoji) and you’re the same fella who kept saying it was like Elvis had arrived in Manchester! Elvis has left the building,’ followed by yet more crying-laughing faces.
In a wry nod to Carragher’s Elvis Presley reference, Neville signed off by asking for ‘a little less conversation’ from his counterpart, effectively telling the former Liverpool man to stop talking by using the title of a famous Elvis song.
The Portugal international believes he still has ‘three or four years’ left at the highest level
Ronaldo has never played in the Europa League, which United qualified for after finishing sixth in the Premier League.
The Portugal international believes he still has ‘three or four years’ left at the highest level of the game, The Times reported.
Should Ronaldo end up at another Premier League club – and Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for him – no doubt there will be plenty more bickering between Neville and Carragher to come.
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