Jamie Carragher mocks Gary Neville for naming Paul Pogba his ‘player to watch’ in 2021


Jamie Carragher ridiculed Gary Neville on Monday evening after the former Manchester United defender named Paul Pogba his ‘player to watch’ in 2021.

The Sky Sports colleagues were asked to give their predictions for the coming year while on Monday Night Football, with Neville and former Liverpool defender Carragher both picking the Reds to win the Premier League title.

Both men predicted that Manchester City and United would finish in the top four, with Neville favouring Tottenham for the final Champions League qualification spot while Carragher opted for Chelsea.

Similarly, Carragher and Neville agreed that Sheffield United and West Brom would be relegated, but Carragher also picked Brighton to go down as Neville instead chose Fulham.

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The biggest point of contention arose when the former defenders were asked to name their ‘player to watch’ for 2021, however, with Carragher choosing Man City centre-back John Stones and mocking Neville for picking United midfielder Pogba.

Upon discovering Neville’s choice, Carragher burst into laughter, saying: “He says this every year!”

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In response, Neville said: “I didn’t even fill that in by the way!

“Do you want to know something? I’ve said it for the last three years, because I still want him to be the player that he can be at the club and drive them towards a title,” Neville continued through Carragher’s laughter.

“And that sounds laughable at this moment in time.”

“It is!” Carragher interjected, before Neville reiterated: “That’s what I’d like to see him do, but I didn’t actually pick him on that screen!

“Do you know something, someone’s messed around with that.”

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