Phil Neville’s Sky Sports Punditry Leaves Fans Irate On Twitter

The former Everton and Manchester United defender talked a lot of garbage.

Sky Sports presenter Phil Neville.Image Getty

Phil Neville was the talk of Twitter after an appearance on the Sky Sports show The Debate which was almost as awful as his efforts on the pitch for England against Romania at Euro 2000.

Neville, you may recall, gave away the penalty that handed victory to the Three Lions’ opponents and dumped Kevin Keegan’s side out of the tournament at the group stage.

As a player, Neville’s career was largely blemish free – save for that incident with England.

And it’s been a similar story for Neville as a pundit. Up until now, the former Everton and Manchester United man has been a largely inoffensive presence.

Yes, there was his memorable flat commentary for the BBC during the 2014 World Cup:


But, as a so-called football expert, he’s not been in the habit of talking out of his arse all that much…until now that is.

Because Neville has just had the nightmare to end all nightmares. A night of error after error and nonsense after nonsense.

Thankfully, fans on Twitter were on hand to capture the whole sorry saga and react to this absolute shit show of a punditry performance.

At one point, Neville genuinely appeared to forget how to count to four:

While one of his concerns about Tottenham ahead of the new season was that the team, fans and, er, television cameras would struggle to adapt to life at Wembley:

Still, it was his suggestion that Philippe Coutinho would leave Liverpool and wouldn’t really be missed that really got fans going. Oh and he also suggested the club go out and buy Diego Costa, because that’s apparently a possibility:

Liverpool fans were naturally annoyed at the partisan Manchester United legend’s comments:

The ex-Everton man also found another way to wind up Liverpool supporters – by claiming the Toffees would break into the Premier League’s elite:

His claims that Manchester United would win the league, Mauricio Pochettino was the best manager in the division and Nemanja Matic was the English top-flights standout midfielder were also met with derision:

The final word goes to this fan though, who appeared to sum up the mood of a nation:

Have a word, Gary!

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.