‘They never won anything without Sir Alex Ferguson’: Jamie Carragher takes aim at Gary Neville by claiming anyone could have enjoyed success under Manchester United’s legendary boss
- Jamie Carragher claims anyone could’ve won trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson
- The Liverpool legend made the dig at his Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville
- Neville played under Ferguson at Manchester United for his entire senior career
- Neville won a haul of titles at United but Carragher insists it was down to Sir Alex
Jamie Carragher has taken a dig at Gary Neville by claiming that anyone could have won trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Ferguson is regarded as one of the best managers the game has ever seen after he guided the Red Devils back to the top of the footballing pyramid by winning 13 Premier League titles and two European Cups during in his 26 years at the club.
Neville spent his whole career at Old Trafford and only played under the Scot before hanging up his boots two years before Ferguson retired in 2013.
Jamie Carragher (right) has taken aim at fellow Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (left)
Carragher insists anyone could’ve won titles under Sir Alex Ferguson (left) at Old Trafford
Neville made the right-back spot his own and helped the club win the Premier League on eight different occasions while also lifting the Champions League twice.
However, Carragher has played down Neville’s involvement by insisting any player would have achieved the same if they featured under Ferguson.
‘I didn’t like him [Neville], but I thought he was a winner. Obviously a top player, very lucky to play under Sir Alex Ferguson,’ Carragher told Sky Sports’ Off Script podcast.
‘But all these Manchester United people forget, they never won anything without Sir Alex Ferguson, anything, nothing with England, Valencia.
Neville (right) played under Ferguson (left) his full senior career and won plenty of trophies
GARY NEVILLE’S HONOURS AT UNITED
1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2008-09
1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04
‘Remember, Manchester United fell off a cliff when Sir Alex Ferguson left, how lucky were they to be with him?!
‘So when we talk about what they won and what they did, anyone could have done it!’
Neville refused to rise to Carragher jibe by responding: ‘Anyone! Haha! I can revel in the thought that I had 20 wonderful years, I don’t have to answer this spurious nonsense!’
Carragher’s own trophy haul for Liverpool was also impressive, after he managed to win the Champions League, UEFA Cup and the FA Cup during his time as a professional.
However, that Liverpool team from yesteryear largely lived in the shadows of their arch-rivals with United enjoying a large amount of their success under Ferguson.
But now that Liverpool are back on top, Neville has admitted that Jurgen Klopp’s team remind him of United’s title-winning sides.
Neville admits his old rivals Liverpool remind him of title-winning Man United teams
Liverpool have shown a gritty nature to their performances to remain unbeaten in the league
On Sunday the Reds came from behind against Tottenham to clinch a 2-1 win to extend their undefeated status while also maintaining a six-point cushion to Manchester City in second.
Neville insists Liverpool are showing the traits of champions as they grind out results – something that was key to success during the glory days at Old Trafford.
‘I thought during the second half, I was going to say it on air but didn’t, about the teams we played in at Manchester United,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘There is a complete trust in this crowd, they are brilliant to watch and they are scintillating.
‘I agree with Jamie (Carragher) that there was only one winner at half-time and I thought that at 20 minutes to go.’