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Neville: Cash can't buy Pool history

Manchester United captain Gary Neville admits even bitter rivals Liverpool command more respect from him than certain clubs "who throw a load of money" at success.

Although the Manchester United skipper did not mention anyone by name, given he was comparing them unfavourably with Liverpool -- the team he despised as a kid -- it is hard not to feel Manchester City might be in his sights.

"When I was a youngster, they [Liverpool] won everything," said Neville. "It was horrible. Jealousy does come into it but I have more respect for their traditions than I would for some of the other clubs coming onto the scene throwing a load of money at it. They [Liverpool] have got history."

After his much-publicised spat with former team-mate Carlos Tevez during last season's Carling Cup semi-final at Eastlands, it should ensure Neville is public enemy number one for the first derby of the season, which City will host on November 10.

However, it is Liverpool's history the 35-year-old has in his sights this term, after admitting a record 19th Premier League title is the honour United have placed top of their wanted list.


"The motivation has got to be winning the league," said Neville, whose side travel to face Everton tomorrow.

"What a massive incentive we have to win it back. Last year we did not perform at our best at times. We had terrible injuries in defence.

"If we can just get our players to stay fit this season, we have got that 19th in front of us."