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Gary Neville responds to Cristiano Ronaldo 'blanking' him with Roy Keane and Micah Richards, it's comedy gold

Daniel Marland

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Gary Neville responds to Cristiano Ronaldo 'blanking' him with Roy Keane and Micah Richards, it's comedy gold

Gary Neville has discussed Cristiano Ronaldo 'blanking him' ahead of Manchester United's 1-0 win over West Ham United in a hilarious with with Micah Richards and Roy Keane.

Neville publicly criticised the five-time Ballon d'Or winner after he refused to come off the bench in a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

Ronaldo was left out of United's squad for the following weekend's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, which saw Neville claim it was time for the club to 'end their relationship' with Ronaldo as early as the January transfer window.

The 37-year-old clearly heard those comments, refusing to embrace former teammate Neville on the Old Trafford pitch.

Neville has taken it all in good faith however and was asked about the incident by fellow Sky Sports pundit Richards on Monday morning.

Included in the video is Keane, who had an intense war of words with Neville surrounding Ronaldo's future following that Chelsea game. Check out the video below.

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"How does it feel to be blanked?" Richards asks Neville as he gets into the lift. Both men start laughing as Richards pans the camera over to Keane with a scowl on his face.

"You're delighted he's blanking you because that means..." Keane replies. Neville then says, "It tells us something though, it means he's been watching. If I had 570 million followers on Instagram I wouldn't be a**ed about Gary Neville!"

All three men chuckle as Richards says Ronaldo is a former teammate of Neville and Keane's.

Ronaldo during the game vs West Ham. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Ronaldo during the game vs West Ham. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes as United moved up to fifth in the Premier League thanks to Marcus Rashford's header.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in eight games under Erik ten Hag, their longest run since his appointment in the summer.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claimed United are close to being 'back' under ten Hag.

It's a compliment he accepted post-match before adding there is much to improve on.

"It's a nice compliment," ten Hag told Sky Sports. "I also see a lot of room for improvement in our game and we have to if we want to compete for the top four positions, we have to improve.

"For instance, the first-half we have to dominate more on the ball, to bring ourselves in better positions between the lines.

Rashford celebrates his goal. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Rashford celebrates his goal. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"Second-half, definitely, we were quite poor in possession, there was a lot of space on the pitch, we give away the ball too easily, many wrong decisions, we go direct for goal instead of keeping the ball.

"You have to outplay them when you get so much space, you have to make that second goal and then games are much easier.

"But it's a skill for a team to protect your box, and survive an opponent who will come and go for an equaliser, definitely, that is a skill. There are some positives still but a lot of negatives in our game. We analyse that and have to work on that."

Featured Image Credit: Micah Richards/Twitter

Topics: Gary Neville, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Micah Richards, Manchester United, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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