Man Utd legend Gary Neville brutally fires back at Chelsea troll after offering tactical insight into Real Madrid clash

GARY NEVILLE hit back at a troll who poked fun at his ‘tactical analysis’ during the Champions League clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

The Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat by the Spanish giants in the quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

Karim Benzema put Chelsea to the sword again on Thursday night


Karim Benzema put Chelsea to the sword again on Thursday nightCredit: REUTERS
Gary Neville called the Blues a goal behind just before Benzema scored


Gary Neville called the Blues a goal behind just before Benzema scoredCredit: GETTY
Neville was mocked for his


Neville was mocked for his “tactical advice” but hit back at the troll by pointing out he guided Valencia to a 2-2 draw with RealPhoto credit: Twitter

Chelsea’s goal was broken by Karim Benzema in the 21st minute, a moment Neville foresaw when he claimed the west Londoners were struggling to make the most of their possession.

After scoring, he tweeted: “Too late with my tactical advice!

“That came!!!”

A troll then mocked Neville’s short stint as manager of Valencia, which lasted just four months.

The Manchester United star responded by telling the troll he got a point against Los Blancos, saying: “Draw 2-2 with Real Madrid.”

The draw with Real was one of the few highlights of Neville’s tenure at the Mestalla, which ended after a run of three wins in 16 games.

And Neville – who oversaw a 7-0 win over Barcelona – admits he wasn’t ready for management when he took over the gig.

During an appearance on The Overlap, Neville said, “Roy [Keane] I’ve said no before and I said no the first time I was asked.


“I didn’t want to be a manager. Should have said no, it wasn’t for me and I didn’t have enough experience.”

He added: “Go there and think about four or five months.

“I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but I just thought I’d have to pilot the ship basically until the end of the season, literally four to five months.

“And I remember looking in the mirror over there one morning and I was like, ‘I’m fighting.’

“I didn’t know what to do with the players, changed the system, all the things I say on TV now you should never do and it was too much.

“From my depths. I had to get out of there, but it was something I learned a lot from.

“I wouldn’t do it again in the future. I would never do it again.”


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