GARY NEVILLE left fans believing he “hates Manchester United” after demanding Hannibal Mejbri be sent off.
Hannibal returned to the starting XI for the Red Devils Carabao Cup clash with Newcastle.
However, Hannibal was put under the spotlight after a late challenge on Emil Krafth 18 minutes in after already being booked in the clash.
The 20-year-old avoided another booking from referee Robert Jones, something Neville highlighted on commentary withSports.
The Red Devils legend said: “Hannibal should be off. He’s lucky because the referee didn’t want to send him off.
“He’s got to be careful to say the least – he’s hanging in there by a thread.”
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Reacting to his comments, one fan said: “Does Gary Neville want Hannibal sent off? Not like he hasn’t mentioned it 100 times.”
A second said: “Why is Neville so desperate for Hannibal to be sent off?”
A third said: “still going on about Hannibal like he wants him to get sent off”, while a fourth remarked: “Gary Neville hates United.”
Another added: “Gary Neville is absolutely desperate for Hannibal to be sent off here… not shut up about it for the past 25 mins.”
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However, a number of fans agreed with Neville’s appraisal of the situation.
One fan said: “The fact Gary Neville is gasping on comms every time Hannibal goes near a tackle should tell you everything you need to know.
“He’s lucky to still be on, and he’ll obviously go and score the winner now.”
A second said: “Hannibal should be off, even Neville is saying it. Horrible player.”
Erik ten Hag made seven changes from the team which lost 3-0 to Manchester City on Sunday, with fans pleased to see struggling stars Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford dropped to the bench.
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