The two pundits were both one-club men, with Neville spending his entire career with United and Carragher enjoying 17 years at Anfield. As such, their long-standing rivalry is never far from the surface, particularly on Monday evenings, when the pair host the popular ‘Monday Night Football’.
The show may not be so popular with one of its co-hosts this week, with Neville taking to Twitter to poke fun at his co-host following the Red Devils’ triumph on Saturday.
MNF tomorrow night @Carra23 ? Let me know if you want the night off?
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 13, 2015
Carra, to his credit, appears to have taken the news well!
No looking forward to it, doing a big piece on WBA & Soton…….the big story of the weekend. https://t.co/KYcF7S3fI3
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 13, 2015
Either way, Monday evening’s show should be an amusing affair, in light of the weekend’s thrilling contest at Old Trafford.
While the victory—a 3-1 triumph—was ultimately a comfortable encounter for Louis van Gaal’s side, it was a match riddled with talking points.
United took a two-goal lead through a superb Daley Blind effort and an Ander Herrera penalty following a poorly-timed tackle by Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.
Christian Benteke reduced the arrears with a magnificent overhead kick, before pricey new boy Anthony Martial announced himself in English football with a fine late effort.