Gary Neville was ridiculed by Jamie Carragher for picking both Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly in his combined Liverpool-Manchester United XI – even though they arent playing for the Red Devils.
Both Neville and Carragher picked their combined XIs for Sundays game – with the rule that no injured players can be included – and the former United right-back struggled to get many of his old clubs players in the side.
In the end he picked just four – Pogba, Bailly, David de Gea and Anthony Martial – though Carragher was not impressed with his decision making process.
On picking Bailly
JC: Baily doesnt even get in the United team so whys he getting in a combined team?
GN: I just fancied putting a United player in the back four, to be honest.
JC: He doesnt even play does he?
GN: To be fair, do I think Matip and Lovren, individually, are brilliant? Not really. Do I think Bailly is brilliant? Not really. But I think actually if Bailly was put in that back four, hed be the best of the three of them. I must admit it was tough. It was a flip of the coin.
On picking Pogba
GN: Pogba I just thought holding in midfield-
GN: Yeah, I put him holding.
[Carragher bursts out laughing]JC: Pogba holding? Holding what? Oh my god. Hes the most undisciplined player of all time.
GN: Hes holding with Wijnaldum and Keita. I didnt pick him with much conviction to be honest with you! I was clutching at straws.
Neville stuck by his decision to include Pogba and, even though he is not in Mourinhos good books at the moment, believes the Frenchman is a world-class midfielder.
He continued: I still think Pogba is Manchester Uniteds best central midfield player. I actually still think, out of all the central midfield players of both clubs, hes the most talented.
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