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Gary Neville Takes Issue With The Sun’s Coverage Of His Lukaku Comments

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Ciaran Clark of Aston Villa is challenged by Romelu Lukaku of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on March 01, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

The Sky Sports pundit and commentator feels that the publication misinterpreted his words, with the Manchester United legend responding angrily.

The spat stems from the discussion around United’s sensational £75m purchase of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, one which has divided opinion, given the Belgian’s inconsistency and undoubted talent, given that he scored 25 Premier League goals last season.

Gary Neville admitted that he isn’t Lukaku’s biggest fan, citing that he has gone missing on occasion in big matches.

The Sun took this to mean that Neville wasn’t happy with the mammoth signing, writing an article based on that premise.

The former England right-back immediately caught wind of the perceived slight, and gave a succinct rebuttal to the headline.

The replies to Neville’s outburst echoed his sentiments, summing up the sentiment of many in the footballing world toward the newspaper, who have seen Everton recently join Liverpool in banning their publication.

Neville isn’t the only United alumnus to have a run-in with The Sun, in 2015, then-manager Louis van Gaal became embroiled in a more prolonged row with the tabloid.

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