Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher spat on Twitter after Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man Utd transfer request

GARY NEVILLE and Jamie Carragher engaged in a public Twitter spat over Cristiano Ronaldo’s request to leave Manchester United on Saturday.

Ronaldo, 37, recently told club bosses he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer if a satisfactory offer is received.

Carragher and Neville got into a Twitter spat over Ronaldo's transfer request


Carragher and Neville got into a Twitter spat over Ronaldo’s transfer requestPhoto credit: Getty
Ronaldo has asked Man Utd bosses to accept any suitable offers


Ronaldo has asked Man Utd bosses to accept any suitable offersPhoto credit: AFP

He is said to be unhappy at the prospect of playing in the Europa League for the first time in almost two decades next season as he looks to make another leap into the Champions League.

But despite being named Player of the Year by Man Utd fans, Liverpool icon Carragher believes Ronaldo actually made the Red Devils WORSE last season.

He tweeted: “Ronaldo did exactly what I expected him to do: score goals but make the team worse.

“The transfer request also demolishes the idea that he turned Man City down because of his love for Man United!”

This prompted a passionate reaction from United legend Neville, who replied: “I understand you’re full of yourself but he can turn City down for United because he likes them more and still wants to leave this summer. He left before but still loved the club.

“Enjoy Saturday night and your short streak of success.”

Carragher responded to the jibe by calling his Sky Sports colleague a clown, adding: “City didn’t want him (clown face emoji) and you’re the same guy who kept saying it was like Elvis had arrived in Manchester ! Elvis has left the building.”

And Neville ended the spat with a nod to the musical icon by simply noting, “A little less conversation.”


The Portuguese skipper was Man Utd's top scorer last season


The Portuguese skipper was Man Utd’s top scorer last seasonPhoto credit: Reuters

Carragher has previously urged the Red Devils to get rid of Ronaldo, claiming he is a bad addition to the squad.

The former defender said: “I’m convinced [Ten Hag] has to do with Ronaldo. I am positive.

“Whether he’s allowed or not, and I’ve said it time and time again this season, it wasn’t a good signing.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time and I’m seen as the guy who criticizes Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo is a league better player than me; I obviously couldn’t even tie his shoes.

“But I’m not saying that to be disrespectful to him – he’s amazing.

“Ronaldo has never played in such a bad team. He’s always played for great teams.

“His attitude of being the protagonist, getting the goals done, pushing the people; when you’re on a great team, they’re seen as positive.

“If you don’t play for a great team it can be seen as negative and I think it was negative this season.

“Man United cannot go into next season with a striker who turns 38.

“Even if he scores goals, that’s not right for Man United – one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

Man Utd have insisted Ronaldo will remain in red until his contract expires next summer, but Chelsea and Bayern Munich have already considered a swoop.

The Blues have been keeping an eye on his situation at Old Trafford as they are keen to sign him to the marquee.

New boss Todd Boehly recently met with the 37-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal to discuss a potential move.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are also interested in signing him as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who is set to leave in the coming months. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher spat on Twitter after Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man Utd transfer request


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