Gary Neville grows up at last! United firebrand puts Tevez spat behind him

24 January 2010 02:53
As Liverpool fans will attest, Gary Neville is normally not one to shirk a grudge.[LNB] The normally volatile Manchester United firebrand neglected to mention his midweek touchline spat with Carlos Tevez in his weekly column for the Times of Malta. [LNB]After scoring the first of two goals during Tuesday's 2-1 Carling Cup win for Manchester City at Eastlands, an adrenaline-fuelled Tevez darted in Neville's direction, hurling insults aplenty in his mother tongue.[LNB]Included among them was 'tarado', an adjective that, rather like Tevez, struggles to be understood in English ('boot-lickingmoron' appears to be the general idea). Neville duly responded with a finger gesture understood the world over, and kaboom. [LNB]'At the time of writing, everyone is talking about our matches againstManchester City on Wednesday and...' Neville penned in the Maltese press. [LNB]Surely he was building up to a trademark bile-fuelled riposte to that upstart Carlito?[LNB]'....Arsenal in the league the followingSunday, but we have a match before that against Hull City and we arefocusing on that,' he concludes.[LNB] Clash of cultures: Neville and Tevez face off [LNB]'We controlled the match for 40 minutes until conceding a penalty which,to be fair, shouldn't have been a penalty. I think the replays provedthe decision was wrong and everyone could see it, but that goal justbefore half-time lifted City a little bit,' Neville Neville's oldest son continued. [LNB]With extra police set for the return leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Neville was keen to tell supporters to play their part during the mouthwatering clash.[LNB]'The atmosphere was very good last Tuesday. All Manchester derbies havea great atmosphere and Wednesday will be no different at our ground.[LNB]'Our fans never let us down in the important matches and they will bewell up for it on Wednesday. It will be a great environment to playfootball in,' said Neville.[LNB] PATRICK COLLINS: Carlos Tevez and Gary Neville must be wary of playing up to football's lunatic fringe PIERS MORGAN: Surely it's time somebody put the awful Gary Neville out of his miseryIAN RIDLEY: Forget Neville and Tevez, cocky Cook is the real villain hereDES KELLY: Cool it, Tev and Nev - and that can't get lost in translation  

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