Jamie Carragher picks all-time Manchester United and Arsenal combined XI… and there’s no room for Gary Neville

Jamie Carragher was never going to pick Gary Neville in his all-time Manchester United and Arsenal XI, was he?

The Sky Sports punditry duo are regularly at each other’s throats, and Carragher snapped at the latest opportunity to aim a dig at his former on-field rival.

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Carragher and Neville are no strangers to a dispute
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The Liverpool legend named a strong team of Red Devils and Gunners icons, but there were several big names missing, including Neville.

“At right-back? Gary Neville. No,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“Who are the two best full-backs across the two teams? Denis Irwin may have been a left-back, but he was right-footed.

“I couldn’t leave him out. Irwin scored goals, took penalties and took free-kicks.”

Ashley Cole gets the nod on the other side, with Rio Ferdinand and Tony Adams at centre-back, while Peter Schmeichel starts in goal.

Carragher opts for a midfield four of Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira and Cristiano Ronaldo, with no room for Paul Scholes or David Beckham.

And it’s an all-Arsenal attack with Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry up front.

“Up front, Thierry Henry was the greatest player in Premier League history, so he’s going in,” he added.

“He was my toughest opponent and part of the best team I’ve ever played against. And I couldn’t leave Dennis Bergkamp out. That combination with Henry.

“Bergkamp took Arsenal to the next level.”

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