Old Trafford hero admits admiration for Anfield outfit but has little time for Eastlands neighbours.
Gary Neville has taken a swipe at clubs who try to buy success and claims they will struggle to earn respect.
The Manchester United defender has enjoyed a glittering 18-year career at the top of the game, helping the Red Devils to maintain their standing towards the summit of English football.
During that time he has seen Chelsea and Manchester City acquired by billionaire owners and spend vast amounts of money in the transfer market.
That approach does not sit well with Neville, as he feels clubs should be rewarded for hard work rather than how much they have in the bank.
With that in mind, he admits that he admires the history a club like Liverpool but, without naming names, claims he will always struggle to respect those who try to take the easy route.
“When I was a youngster, they (Liverpool) won everything,” said Neville, in a special interview for MUTV.
“It was horrible. Jealousy does come into it but I have more respect for their traditions than I would for some of the other clubs coming onto the scene throwing a load of money at it.
“They (Liverpool) have got a history.” (Sky Sports)
Gary Neville is clearly the type of individual who say’s it like he sees it and as a result engenders a great deal of hatred outside of Old Trafford. Luckily for the full back, he also appears to have a pretty thick skin and any abuse is water off a ducks back.
The 35 year old has earned respect though for his years at the top and the countless accolades he has collected during a glittering 18 year career. Liverpool fans will probably appreciate the comments made by a player who clearly has a hate/hate relationship with them.
Does the Mancunian make a good point about earning the right to win things or is such a view very much outdated?