Jamie Carragher savages Gary Neville hours before playing with him at Soccer Aid

Jamie Carragher took the mickey out of Gary Neville just hours before lining up alongside him at Soccer Aid.

The Sky Sports colleagues were named in the England backline as they took on a World XI at the London Stadium. And not long before the teams were announced, Carragher aimed a cheeky dig in Neville's direction as he met Cafu and Roberto Carlos.

Liverpool legend Carragher posted a picture with the two Brazil heroes on Twitter, along with the caption: "Everybody grows up & wants to be @Oficial_RC3 @officialcafu." The carefully-worded tweet was a cheeky reference to something Carragher said about Neville during an appearance on Monday Night Football in 2013.

Nine years ago, the former Reds defender expressed his opinion that no player starts out in the game wanting to be a full-back but that players end up there "by hook or by crook."

That allowed him to have a cheeky dig at Neville's expense, regarded as one of England's best full-backs of the modern era and an integral cog in Sir Alex Ferguson's dominant Manchester United teams.

With a glint in his eye, Carragher turned to his Sky Sports pal and former on-pitch rival and said: "Nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville," prompting howls of laughter from Neville and host Ed Chamberlin.

Back in the present day, football fans on social media loved Carragher's throwback dig. One person commented: "Nobody grows up wanting to be a @GNev2 still love this quote."

Someone else joked: "Two of the most electrifying defenders ever to watch! (and Cafu!)" While another user parroted Carragher's original line and said: "Nobody wants to be a @GNev2."

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Neville himself retweeted Carragher's message. And the ex-Man Utd man would have taken great joy during the first half as his Sky Sports colleague found himself on the receiving end of a roasting from Usain Bolt.

Olympic legend Bolt powered past the former Liverpool defender like he wasn't there in a moment that had viewers in stitches on social media.

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