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Peter Crouch Reveals The 'Sickening Moment' That Gary Neville 'P****d Him Off More Than Any Other Player'

Peter Crouch Reveals The 'Sickening Moment' That Gary Neville 'P****d Him Off More Than Any Other Player'

Peter Crouch has opened up about how Gary Neville 'p****d him off' with his celebration in Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Liverpool in 2006.

The Red Devils hosted the Reds at Old Trafford and United legend Rio Ferdinand grabbed a late winner when he headed home from a Ryan Giggs free-kick.

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Ahead of United's clash with Liverpool on Sunday, Crouch recalled how it was a "sickening moment" to see Neville celebrate in front of Reds supporters.

The 38-year-old former striker wrote for the Daily Mail: "I knew Gary Neville was the Manchester United player Liverpool fans loved to hate and in that sickening moment -- in the 94th minute of a game at Old Trafford on Sunday, January 22, 2006 -- I understood why.

"Never before had an opposing player p****d me off so much with a celebration.

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"I had been substituted and was sitting in the dugout, and from that angle, it felt like he was coming to rejoice in front of me.

"Here was my proper introduction to the biggest rivalry in English football, in what was my first season as a Liverpool player."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

United legend Neville, 44, ran the length of the Old Trafford pitch to celebrate in front of the Liverpool fans and rub salt into their wounds.

The FA handed down a punishment to the Sky Sports pundit in the form of a £5,000 fine and a warning over his future conduct.

But Neville was furious with the FA's verdict and said he was "extremely disappointed with the decision."

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Credit: PA

He continued: "It's a poor decision, not just for me but for all footballers. And I ask the authorities: 'where is football being taken?'

"Being a robot, devoid of passion and spirit, is obviously the way forward for the modern-day footballer."

Ahead of the upcoming showdown, SPORTbible ranked current United and Liverpool players from 'World Class' to 'Terrible.'

United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford for a 4:30pm UK kick-off time on Sunday.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Peter Crouch, Football, Manchester United, REds, red devils, Premier League, Gary Neville

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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