Former Manchester United teammates Roy Keane and Gary Neville once again locked horns following the Red Devils’ dire 0-0 draw with rivals Manchester City.
The two sides cancelled each other out in a highly disappointing encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday in a result which does little for both side’s title aspirations.
During the post-match analysis on Sky Sports Keane was discussing how much Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should rotate his United team in the coming weeks over the busy festive period.
And while reminiscing about his playing days he couldn’t resist a cheeky dig at Neville.
“I always say, when you’re at a big club, the players pick the team,” he said.
“You train (well) all week and the manager may say ‘well, I have to play him’. That was my mindset when I was playing for the club.
“Squad rotation is all good but don’t be rotating me. I’ve got to be playing in the team because hopefully I can bring something to it.”
Keane then motioned towards Neville, saying: “Chop and change some other lads, Gary and one or two others, but leave me to it.”
Neville responded: “I was a stalwart at right-back, I’ll have you know,” to which Keane replied: “You were the only right-back at the club. We were stuck with you!”
Fellow pundit Micah Richards found the exchange highly amusing, and burst out laughing at Keane’s brutal put-down.
Keane has developed something of a reputation for his no-nonsense punditry style, and he was left fuming as United and City players embraced each other following the full time whistle.
“At the end of the game the staff and players are hugging, smiling, chatting with each other,” he said.
“Just get down the tunnel, I don’t get it! Everyone wants to be pals with each other, and be popular!
“You’re playing for these clubs, particularly Man Utd, to win football matches! Not to be mates with everybody!”