Gary Neville chose his compatriot above the five-time Ballon d’Or winner when asked to select between Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham as his favorite Manchester United partner. Neville justified his selection by pointing out that Beckham frequently dropped to connect with him whereas Ronaldo did it less frequently.
Both Neville and Beckham spent a fairly remarkable time at Old Trafford as members of Manchester United’s illustrious Class of 92. Between the 1994–95 and 2002–03 seasons, they participated in an incredible 320 matches for Manchester United, winning six Premier League championships and one Champions League together, among other accolades.
Just after Beckham departed Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo arrived. And although the Portuguese won everything with the Red Devils, he was unable to form a strong alliance with the right-back.
Neville chose Beckham as his ideal teammate when asked by Sky Sports to choose between Ronaldo and him [March 2022].
Former Manchester United player Gary Neville responds to Cristiano Ronaldo’s rejection before the West Ham United match.
When Cristiano Ronaldo made his Premier League comeback for United in the 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday, October 30, all eyes were on him. The former Real Madrid player made waves during warm-ups by purposefully snubbing his old colleague Gary Neville, even if he was unable to score against the Hammers.
Prior to being fired during Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season, Allegri won five straight Serie A championships and led Juventus to the finals of the Champions League in 2014 and 2017. After the brief tenures of Maurizio Sarri (who led Juve to a tenth straight scudetto) and Andrea Pirlo, he was recruited back in the summer of 2021 to provide stability and discipline to the team.
Going back in time, however, has not been successful since his strategies appear obsolete in comparison to high-pressing Napoli and Atalanta.
After Juventus lost four consecutive Champions League group games for the first time, Allegri’s rich contract at €7.5 million per season with bonuses, which extends until 2025, appeared to be his largest safety net.