Gary Neville, the former Manchester United defender, has expressed his annoyance at some of the comments made by Gabby Agbonlahor, the former Aston Villa striker and now talkSPORT pundit. The two players faced each other regularly during their playing days when Manchester United would play against Aston Villa. Neville’s thoughts on Agbonlahor were revealed during a recording of The Overlap podcast. Roy Keane, another former Manchester United player, had joked that Agbonlahor was Neville’s toughest opponent, which set Neville off. He said that Agbonlahor slags him off every week on his radio show and tags him on Twitter, which annoys him.
Neville was particularly annoyed by the notion made by Agbonlahor that he would enjoy playing against him. Neville said that Agbonlahor would be asked who was the player he would like to play against most, and he would say, “You know what? It was Gary Neville at Manchester United.” Neville called Agbonlahor a “cheeky b*****d” and reminded him that he did not win one game against Manchester United in 25 years. The crowd enjoyed Neville’s response during the live recording in Dublin.
Agbonlahor has ruffled a few feathers since taking on his new role as a pundit, including Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Klopp hit out at comments made by Agbonlahor suggesting that Erik ten Hag should have quit Manchester United after their 4-0 loss to Brentford in August. Agbonlahor also got on the wrong side of Neville’s brother, Phil Neville, after he claimed that the England squad was divided and not a team. However, neither were ever in the England squad at the same time, with Phil’s last call-up in 2006 and Agbonlahor’s first in 2007.