​Saturday's Merseyside derby is the first ever that Gary Neville has been able to commentate on and he has revealed why that is - because no one has trusted him to do it professionally.

Speaking while commentating on the game, via the ​Express, the ex-Manchester United player explained what he thought was the answer to the question.

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“It’s absolutely my first Merseyside derby.

“I’m not quite sure I’ve been trusted before to commentate on this game!

“I’m looking forward to it."


In 2006, Gary Neville made himself the most hated man on Liverpool when he infamously celebrated like a mad man in front of the Kop, when Rio Ferdinand scored a last gasp winner for United.

This resulted in the Manchester United legend getting a £10,000 fine, which he openly spoke about as well.

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"It was worth a 120-match ban!

"It was probably one of the best moments because we were struggling at the time.

“We hadn't won the league for three years and it just felt like one of the best moments we had in a couple of years."