Sir Alex Ferguson aims cheeky dig at Gary Neville following Manchester United’s win over Bayern Munich

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‘Why?’

United ran out 5-0 winners at Old Trafford in the treble-winning anniversary match but Neville missed a glorious chance to score

Sir Alex Ferguson jokingly made fun of Gary Neville following Manchester United legends’ 5-0 win over Bayern Munich.

The anniversary game marked 20 years since the treble-winning campaign, while also raising over £1.5m for the Manchester United Foundation.

Fans got a chance to enjoy a match at Old Trafford this season, something that has not happened much in recent times, as a number of legendary players, such as David Beckham, Japp Stam, Paul Scholes and Dwight Yorke, pulled on the famous shirt once more.

Gary Neville played in the Man United exhibition match

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Gary Neville played in the Man United exhibition match

While United edged past Bayern with two late goals in Barcelona back in 1999, the scoreline was far wider this time around, as efforts from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Yorke, Nicky Butt, Louis Saha and Beckham earned them a 5-0 victory.

One United legend who was struggling to hit the target was Sky Sports pundit Neville, who showed his lack of prowess in front of goal, firing wide when well placed, leaving Ferguson and his assistant Steve McClaren laughing on the bench.


The right-back, who netted seven times in 602 appearances for United, spoke about his lack of fitness and what his former manager told him after the match.

“You couldn’t shoot 20 years ago son! Why the hell you trying today?” Neville wrote on Instagram.

“We’re finished physically to be honest with you, you watch the lads in the Premier League and they’re amazing,” he told BT Sport.

“I watch them every week and you feel how far you are away.

“My mind knows what to do but my body isn’t taking me there and that’s why we’re all retired.

“It’s brilliant to be out here, we’ve raised a lot of money for United’s foundation, they do a lot of work with young kids who need an opportunity in life and that’s the most important thing.

“It was worth coming just to be in the changing room pre-match.

“I was happy with the goal at the end for David [Beckham] and Nicky’s [Butt] goal too.”





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