Dwight Yorke has delivered a scathing assessment on the ability of former Manchester United teammate Gary Neville, saying the full-back ‘wasn’t that good’.
Yorke played alongside Neville for four seasons at Old Trafford, the duo being part of the famed Manchester United side which won the ‘treble’ in 1999.
Neville won eight league titles during a glittering 19-year spell at his boyhood club, winning 85 caps for England in the process.
Despite enjoying a trophy-laden career, Yorke was surprisingly dismissive of Neville’s quality when picking his all-time XI of former teammates, picking former Liverpool and Aston Villa full-back Steve Staunton instead.
“People might be surprised that I’ve left Gary Neville out of my back four, but the truth is he wasn’t that good!” Yorke told FourFourTwo magazine.
“Steve had been around, and his experience at Liverpool was really useful to Aston Villa at the time. He was a great defender, who played a big part in a successful spell for the club.”
Yorke’s Perfect XI: Peter Schmeichel; Dennis Irwin, Jaap Stam, Paul McGrath, Steve Staunton; David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs; Russell Latapy, Andy Cole.