Gary Neville heard what Cristiano Ronaldo had to say about him loud and clear.
Two days after Ronaldo slammed Neville in a bombshell interview, stating the former Manchester United teammates were “not ever having dinner together,” Neville playfully responded on Twitter.
“Anyone for dinner?” he tweeted Tuesday.Cristiano Ronaldo, here in September 2021, recently chided former teammate Gary Neville in a new interview.Getty ImagesGary Neville, here in March 2022, reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent comments with a playful tweet.Visionhaus/Getty Images
Neville, a former defender, joined Manchester United in 1991 before retiring in 2011. During his time with the club, Neville was teammates with Ronaldo from 2003-2009.
Ronaldo, who returned to Manchester United in 2021, went scorched earth on the club in a sit-down with Piers Morgan, which is set to be broadcast this week, and took aim at manager Erik ten Hag in particular.
Ronaldo recently snubbed Neville, 47, ahead of Manchester United’s match against West Ham. The cold shoulder came as Neville has been critical of his former teammate, who refused to come on as a substitute last month in a victory against Tottenham. Ronaldo, 37, was then banished from the club for the following trip to Chelsea.
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Neville remarked of Ronaldo after the Chelsea match, “We know him, we love him but he can’t accept not being the star man. He’s going to have to leave, that’s it.”
In the wake of Neville’s remarks, Ronaldo said, “To listen as ex-colleagues or teammates criticize you, when they only see one point of view. It’s easy,” per The Sun.
“It’s easy to criticize, I don’t know if you have a job in television that they must criticize to be more famous. I really don’t understand it. It’s hard when you see people who was in the dressing room with you criticizing that way.”