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Arsenal hero Robert Pires reveals ‘insults’ from Man Utd legend Gary Neville

Robert Pires says Man Utd hero Gary Neville is ‘always on top of him’ (Image: Arsenal Media)

Arsenal Legendary Robert Pires admits former Manchester United Defender Gary Neville ‘knows how to annoy him’ and is relentless in his ‘insults’ during Premier League games.

While Pires enjoyed individual and collective success at Highbury, winning two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and receiving the Writers’ Association Player of the Year award in 2002, he struggled first. United.

In 13 matches against Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, Pires only started in first place twice, of which seven were lost.

The French legend has described his record against Manchester United as ‘disastrous’ and says it is largely down to Neville, who is ‘always with him’.

Pires on Arsenal’s bitter rivalry with Manchester United in the early 2000s Time: ‘My record against them is dire and I know it.

‘My friend, Gary Neville. Psychologically, he was always above me. He would talk to me all the time, he would insult me ​​all the time.

‘It’s English, so I don’t understand anything, but I know those are bad words. He was always talking to me, always beating me, always looking for me.

Neville was a mainstay at Old Trafford for nearly two decades (Image: Getty)

‘He knows how to make me nervous. And unfortunately, he won. I saw him, with Wayne Rooney, all the time. ‘

Pires joined Arsenal in the summer of 2000 and scored 87 goals in 287 appearances for the Gunners, as well as winning several trophies.

Neville also enjoyed huge success in his club career, winning eight Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and three FA Cups before retiring in 2011.

Manchester United and Arsenal will renew their rivals on Thursday when Mikel Arteta’s side visit Old Trafford shortly four days after Ralf Rangnick was appointed interim manager of the Reds until the end of the season.

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