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On the latest episode of the MOTD top 10 podcast, host Gary Lineker asked the pair to put together a team of players they played with at club level.
Richards put himself in at the back alongside Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott, with Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure forming a formidable midfield pairing.
Shearer had actually forgotten Richards linked up with Vieira at Manchester City during his final years.
"You can't mess with Big Meeks, come on" - was Richards comment, with Shearer replying, "My midfield might not be able to cope with this one" once he had an incline that Toure was getting in.
So then when Shearer named Tim Sherwood and Rob Lee as his central midfielders, Richards lost it big time and erupted with laughter.
He had not long since said, "My midfield destroys his already, I can see the fear in his eyes".
Just wait for @MicahRichards' reaction to @AlanShearer's midfield 😂— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 30, 2021
This week on #MOTDTop10 with @GaryLineker, the pundits have to pick a best XI from club team-mates.
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Shearer responded: "That's terrible! 20 odd caps for England. That's disgraceful behaviour. That's disgraceful. I hope he's listening to this."
Richards, once he had finally stopped chuckling, quipped, "How dare you come with that midfield!".
Richards also slotted David Silva in from his City days, but also included current star Jack Grealish from his time playing together at Aston Villa.
Daniel Sturridge, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez made up a scintillating front three.
Shearer's team had himself, Matt Le Tissier, Les Ferdinand and Peter Beardsley and wasn't too shabby - but clearly second best.
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