Nine of the funniest moments of Gary Neville & Jamie Carragher’s bromance
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were sworn enemies in their playing days at Manchester United and Liverpool, but the duo have developed an on-screen bromance as pundits on Sky Sports.
Neville and Carragher are renowned as two of the best pundits on TV and have produced a number of memorable moments live on Sky, with their former rivalry as players often rearing its head.
We’ve looked back at nine of their best quips, arguments and rants.
One of Carragher’s early victories came in 2013, as he parred Neville off while discussing full-backs.
“There’s only two things for a full-back. You’re either a filed winger or a failed centre-back.
“No-one wants to grow up and be a Gary Neville.”
Carragher walked right into a Scouse stereotype with his Manc mate.
Nev couldn’t resist a little dig at his colleague’s own goal record during a Twitter Q&A.
Good chance he will score for us https://t.co/1PyRVwQsMO
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 26, 2018
Gary Neville’s specialist subject: Gary Neville. Jamie Carragher’s specialist subject: Jamie Carragher.
On the pitch
Their rivalry remains when they take to the football field.
Neville is no fan of Shaqiri, criticising the Liverpool winger on a number of occasions over the summer.
And so Carragher relished the chance to make Neville eat his words when the duo took part in a penalty shootout – with the loser agreeing to wear the shirt of the winner’s team.
The former Liverpool hero won, and he grabbed the chance to get a personalised shirt with a message from Shaqiri to Neville which read: “To Gary, my number one fan. Please don’t track back. Sorry, please don’t back track on this bet.”
Neville reluctantly wore the shirt, but only on the proviso that Carragher also wore a Manchester United shirt as punishment for an earlier, off-air, bet he lost.
A bet is a bet! 🤝
The shirts will be auctioned for their chosen charities! 👏 pic.twitter.com/8mHxPQeNKC
— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) August 20, 2018
After Arsenal’s slow start to life under Unai Emery, the duo locked horns as Carragher suggested the manager may have to adapt some of his philosophies with the Gunners – much to the dismay of Neville. We’ll just leave part of the transcript here.
GN: We’ve never criticised Sam Allardyce or anybody for their style. We’ve always appreciated different styles. We’ve never asked a manager to change his style and you’re asking him to change his style.
JC: I’m not asking him to change his style.
GN: You are.
JC: I’m asking him to adapt and not leave himself in situations. Seven or eight times in that game they could have conceded a goal.
GN: After five weeks?
JC: Hold on, I haven’t finished…
GN: Jamie’s little PowerPoint that he’s done here is lovely.
JC: You should have taken it to Valencia…
We’ll award that one to Carra.
But for all there jibes, the duo clearly missed each other while Carragher was suspended by Sky towards the end of last season.
Neville looked miserable without his partner on Monday Night Football, and also took to Twitter to defend his colleague.
I’ve just watched Carra23 say sorry. No excuses he’s made a big mistake . He’s massively passionate about football and he’s overstepped the mark and shouldn’t have reacted . I’ve been on TV for 3 years with him and imo this isolated incident shouldn’t stop us working together
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 12, 2018
Five of the best
Here they are in full form, featuring Carragher enjoying Neville have to relive his Valencia failures and the Manchester United legend getting his own back in front of Thierry Henry.