Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pires

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link452Shares Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pirescenter_img Gary Neville says Manchester United would try to ‘wind up’ two Arsenal legends (Picture: Sky Sports)Gary Neville has revealed Manchester United would always try to ‘wind up’ Thierry Henry and Robert Pires when they faced Arsenal in the Premier League.Henry and Pires were key members of the Arsenal squads that won domestic titles in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and went unbeaten throughout that latter campaign.Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United developed a fierce rivalry in that period and Neville says his team would turn to the dark arts in order to gain an advantage.‘I would try and wind up other players if I could and get an influence over them,’ the former Red Devils captain told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT“You’d have to man-mark him with a security guard on a night out!” 😂@GNev2 and Graeme Souness remember the most ‘difficult’ players to captain from their playing days with #MUFC and #LFC…👀Watch the #SkyFootballShow live on Sky Sports PL now! pic.twitter.com/XnnG0N6QE7— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 15, 2020‘When you’re playing against Robert Pires and Thierry Henry for Arsenal, we would try and wind them up and do things that would influence them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We would try to take their minds of the game and niggle at them.’Neville added: ‘I don’t think I could get wound up too much but I got played once.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I got sent off in a Manchester derby for putting my head towards Steve McManaman.‘But when you look at the replays there was was a Liverpool thing going on because it was McManaman, [Joey] Barton and [Robbie] Fowler all going at me.‘I definitely got played that game but it was a bit of a one-off I think.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Declan Rice defends Manchester United star Paul Pogba with classy messageMORE: Wan-Bissaka explains why Rashford is his ‘toughest opponent’ in Man United training Advertisementlast_img

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link452Shares Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pirescenter_img Gary Neville says Manchester United would try to ‘wind up’ two Arsenal legends (Picture: Sky Sports)Gary Neville has revealed Manchester United would always try to ‘wind up’ Thierry Henry and Robert Pires when they faced Arsenal in the Premier League.Henry and Pires were key members of the Arsenal squads that won domestic titles in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and went unbeaten throughout that latter campaign.Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United developed a fierce rivalry in that period and Neville says his team would turn to the dark arts in order to gain an advantage.‘I would try and wind up other players if I could and get an influence over them,’ the former Red Devils captain told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT“You’d have to man-mark him with a security guard on a night out!” 😂@GNev2 and Graeme Souness remember the most ‘difficult’ players to captain from their playing days with #MUFC and #LFC…👀Watch the #SkyFootballShow live on Sky Sports PL now! pic.twitter.com/XnnG0N6QE7— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 15, 2020‘When you’re playing against Robert Pires and Thierry Henry for Arsenal, we would try and wind them up and do things that would influence them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We would try to take their minds of the game and niggle at them.’Neville added: ‘I don’t think I could get wound up too much but I got played once.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I got sent off in a Manchester derby for putting my head towards Steve McManaman.‘But when you look at the replays there was was a Liverpool thing going on because it was McManaman, [Joey] Barton and [Robbie] Fowler all going at me.‘I definitely got played that game but it was a bit of a one-off I think.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Declan Rice defends Manchester United star Paul Pogba with classy messageMORE: Wan-Bissaka explains why Rashford is his ‘toughest opponent’ in Man United training Advertisementlast_img

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