Gary Neville responds to Cristiano Ronaldo snub before Man United vs West Ham 2 months ago

Gary Neville responds to Cristiano Ronaldo snub before Man United vs West Ham

Neville discussed the incident with Micah Richards

Gary Neville has discussed his recent snub during his latest interaction with Cristiano Ronaldo in the build up to Manchester United's win against West Ham on Sunday.

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Neville was a part of Sky Sports' punditry team for coverage of the game alongside Louis Saha and Jamie Redknapp when the 37-year-old refused to embrace his old teammate, while saying hello to the other two.

The former United defender criticised the forward after he refused to come off the bench in the 2-0 win against Tottenham earlier in October.

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But despite the on-air snub Neville has remained in good spirits and spoke to fellow pundit Richards as well as Roy Keane, who Neville got into a heated debate around the future of Ronaldo following United's 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

"How does it feel to be blanked?" Richards asked before all three began to laugh.

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"It just tells you something though, it means he’s watched and… yeah," Neville responded.

"I think if I had 570million followers on Instagram I wouldn’t be a***d about Gary Neville. Yeah I know [they were team-mates] but he doesn’t behave like someone who has played with me, or him [Keane] for that matter."

Fellow pundit Jamie Carragher also joined in the jokes towards Neville on Sunday night, tweeting "Welcome to the blanked by Ronaldo club," in reference to the ex-Liverpool defender also being snubbed by Ronaldo earlier in the season.

Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes on Sunday as Marcus Rashford's first-half header was the difference between the two sides.

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Although United dominated for large portions of the game they were forced into defending for their lives in the latter stages as David De Gea made an excellent save to deny Declan Rice a late equaliser.

Erik ten Hag's side are only a point off the Champions League places with two games to go before the break for the World Cup.

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