Friday 17 November 2017

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher stole the show at Michael Carrick's testimonial

“Analyse that!”

By Max McLean

By their very nature testimonial football matches are relaxed occasions, and Michael Carrick’s proved a perfect stage for the antics of Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.

The year 2017 marks 10 years at Manchester United for Carrick, who has won five Premier League titles and the Champions League with the Old Trafford club.

And while some footballers on the pitch had clearly not lost it, Gary Neville provided evidence that he had.

Patrice Evra’s cross seemed to hang in the air for an age before Neville brought it crashing back to earth with a thunderous effort, which eventually went out, somewhat embarrassingly, for a throw-in.

And things only got worse for the Monday Night Football analyst, as his colleague Carragher saw fit to bring him to the ground by foul means.

Any entertaining the notion that the foul was accidental can be dismissed after looking at this tweet from the former Liverpool defender before the game…

… and this one afterwards.

But Carra didn’t have it all his own way – Ryan Giggs made sure of that.

The final word goes to Gary, though – thoughts on THAT volley?

No Gary, you can’t say that.

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