Jamie Carragher insists anyone could have won trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson in a cheeky dig at Gary Neville, who refused to rise to the bait of his colleague.
Neville spent his entire career at Manchester United under the legendary manager, who won 13 Premier League titles during his 26 years in charge.
Now a pundit with Sky Sports, Neville played a prominent role at right-back in eight title-winning sides and two Champions League victories.
Despite this, Carragher, who himself enjoyed much success with Liverpool, believes Neville was ‘lucky’ to play 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.
“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!”
Refusing to rise to the remark, Neville laughed it off and responded: “Anyone! Haha! I can revel in the thought that I had 20 wonderful years, I don’t have to answer this spurious nonsense!”
The two men have worked together at Sky for the past six years and while they were rivals on the pitch, Neville believes Carragher’s former side are playing like title winners.
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“There is a complete trust in this crowd, they are brilliant to watch and they are scintillating,” Neville said after Liverpool beat Spurs on Sunday.
“I agree with Jamie that there was only one winner at half-time and I thought that at 20 minutes to go.
“They have played title winning football now for two years. You can’t compare them to Man City. They are a completely different team.
“They are relentless and they should win a title playing the football and amassing the points they have.”