Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has pulled no punches regarding his preference of either Manchester City or Liverpool, writing on Twitter that he hopes both teams lose the North West derby.
The former Manchester United player faced both teams on a number of occasions during a glittering career at Old Trafford, and was never afraid to show his animosity towards his rivals.
While now working as a Sky Sports pundit, Neville must curb his feelings somewhat yet that doesn’t mean he can’t, as a United supporter, wish for either to get beat.
This weekend, unfortunately for the former England right-back, City take on Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium and he will be present to watch the duo go all out for victory.
Writing on Twitter ahead of a busy weekend schedule, Neville labelled the upcoming clash a ‘Can both teams lose derby’ as he refuses to side with one or the other.
Good morning. Big football day -United, @SalfordCityFC for 60 mins at home and then to the Etihad for the "Can both teams lose Derby"— Gary Neville (@GNev2) noviembre 21, 2015
For Manchester United, a Liverpool victory would surely be beneficial to their title aspirations, as Jurgen Klopp’s men can’t realistically be expected to challenge as early as this season.
However, the more glass half-empty supporters at Old Trafford may wish for City to win, only to keep the Reds further away from potentially posing a threat to the top four later on in the campaign.
City will head into the encounter as favourites, though injuries on both sides may hinder the overall quality somewhat, with the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Daniel Sturridge having all carried knocks of late.