Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Allardyce in War of Words with Neville

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Allardyce in War of Words with Neville

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SAM Allardyce has hit out at Gary Neville after the former United defender dismissed his criticism of Unai Emery's tactics.

Allardyce was critical of new Arsenal boss Emery for the expansive style he attempted to employ in the Gunners' opening-day Premier League defeat by City earlier this month.

Neville responded on Sky Sports this week, saying: "Unai Emery's not trying to get eight points from five games to avoid relegation, he's trying to build a team and with a style to win the title, not lump it long and get in behind."

Neville's response hasn't gone down well with Allardyce, who told TALKSPORT that the 43-year-old 'thinks he's an expert' and 'thinks he's always right'.

"Why he quite had a dig, I'm not that sure, but of course Gary is very open in his own opinion," Allardyce said. …

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