Roy Keane mocks ex-Man Utd team-mate Neville over European Super League debacle

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Roy Keane mocked pal Gary Neville after his former Manchester United team-mate led the backlash that killed off the controversial European Super League plans.

Neville was one of the most vocal opponents of the controversial breakaway bid which caused fury across football when it emerged last week.

The Red Devils legend even stuck the boot into the club where he spent his entire playing career after United were one of the teams forced into a humiliating U-turn over the Super League plans.

Now Keane has taunted Neville – joking that the former defender's campaigning has ended his own hopes of making an unlikely comeback in the widely criticised 'closed shop' competition.

The former United captain took to Instagram to share a snap of himself and fellow Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes having a socially distanced drink together after watching Salford City's 2-0 win over Mansfield Town.

"Nice to catch up with Scholesy at the Salford game," wrote Keane, who jointly owns Salford City along with Neville and Scholes.

He added: "Our plans for coming out of retirement to join the European Super League have been ruined by @gneville2."

Neville was quick to criticise the Super League plans when they emerged last Sunday, with the former England right-back calling for the Premier League's Big Six to be punished.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s an absolute disgrace and we have to wrestle back the power in this country from the clubs at the top of this league. That includes my club.

“Deduct them all points tomorrow, put them at the bottom of the league and take the money off them. Seriously, you have to stamp on this."

His outspoken comments continued through the week, and he slammed United's owners the Glazers for their involvement in the Super League after the controversial project fell apart.

Neville said: "The Glazers have no place in Manchester any more. We have to work hard together to ensure that ownership rules in this country are changed, that we have a system whereby this cannot happen.”

United fans have protested against the Glazers' owners in the wake of the debacle, while last week it was also announced that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be stepping down at the end of this year in a tumultuous week for the club.

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