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Gary Neville takes aim at FSG’s digs at Jamie Carragher after the former Liverpool star mocked Man United’s@ takeover tweets

Gary Neville was unhappy about the collapse of Qatar’s takeover of Manchester United, but former Liverpool man Jamie Carragher saw the funny side.

Gary Neville hit back at Jamie Carragher at Liverpool owners FSG as his Sky Sports pundit weighed in on the failed Manchester United takeover.

It emerged at the weekend that the Reds’ fierce rivals will not be able to come to terms with the Qatari fortunes of Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani after the businessman abandoned a bid to take control of the Old Trafford outfit.

This is despite a £5bn bid for the club in May, with Rio Ferdinand making the unfortunate statement that the deal had been rushed.

It now appears that the Glazer family will only be part of United, with a 25% minority stake going to English businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe.


The events prompted a response from former player and now Sky Sports pundit Neville, who was clearly unhappy that his old club had not been taken over completely, given their recent record against the current owner.

Speaking to X, formerly known as Twitter, he posted a lengthy statement outlining six “non-negotiable” questions about the acquisition, along with 16 more questions about concerns about the new minority shareholder.

At the time, along with his former United rivals, regular broadcaster Carragher rubbed salt into the wounds.

He joked:

“This para is my personal favorite, there’s a few other crackers too,” taking a shot at part of Neville’s original “non-commercial” poster. Clearly a touchy subject for Neville, he applauded his colleague.

“You can use it when you try to evict the owner in a few years,” was the last word in the public war of words.

Ownership is an issue the two have been mulling over at various stages since FSG announced 11 months ago that it was exploring its investment options.

Around the same time, Man United began their process of achieving a similar result.

John W. Henry then made it clear that Liverpool were not for sale, which culminated in Dynasty Equity taking a minority stake in late September.

Whether this is the right decision will be debated depending on the club’s performance on the pitch.

So far, Neville has met Carragher many times, whether it was during Liverpool’s defeat to Brentford in January, live in Heaven or again at the X for all the world to see.

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