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Nev defends claim Conte shouldn’t boss Utd

Gary Neville has ferociously defended his claim that ex-Chelsea chief Antonio Conte is not right for Manchester United amid criticism from Jamie Carragher.

It comes after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed he doesn’t like the kind of football Conte‘s Tottenham team play following their 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds boss said: “I’m sorry I’m the wrong person for that, I don’t like this kind of football. But that’s my personal problem.

“I think they’re world class, and I think they should do more for the game. I think the game against Liverpool they had 36, 38 per cent possession. But it’s my problem. I cannot coach it. So that’s why I cannot do it.

“So yes, world class players block all the balls, really difficult. Atletico Madrid is doing it. Fine, they won whatever.

“Fine, absolutely fine. I just can’t. I respect everything they do, but it’s not me.”

Conte was touted for the Manchester United job last year but the Red Devils opted to stick with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a few more matches. The Italian then chose to join Tottenham instead, while Man Utd sacked Solskjaer and appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim boss.

Old Trafford legend Neville quote retweeted the comments from Klopp and added: “I respect Conte and his football enormously but this Klopp interview gives the clear reason why he wasn’t the right fit for United.”

Neville’s Sky Sports colleague Carragher then responded with a screenshot of a headline which read: “Gary Neville calls for brutal Diego Simeone to be considered for next Manchester United manager”.

To which Neville replied: “Simone 4-4-2 aggressive style. Proper United that. Conte wing backs ?? No..”



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