After seeing Neville’s tweet, Carragher appeared to bait the Man United legend by posting a screenshot of an article where Neville had previously called for Diego Simeone to be hired as Manchester United’s next manager. The Argentinian is widely renowned for his dull but effective brand of football that frustrates teams by lining up in two compact low blocks of four.
Seemingly, the ex-Liverpool defender was pointing out that Neville had wanted a defensive coach before and that Conte was not too dissimilar to Simeone. In his response, Neville replied: “Simone [sic] 4-4-2 aggressive style. Proper United that. Conte wing backs ?? No..”
It is certainly not the first time the Sky Sports Monday Night Football punditry pair have engaged in a public debate. Their Twitter scraps are often unmissable due to the mixture of banter and genuine football opinions, which is what makes Neville and Carragher arguably the best duo in football broadcasting.