Roy Keane asked Gary Neville to name ‘best finisher’ they played alongside, two Man Utd legends instantly came to mind

Gary Neville had two Manchester United legends pop up in his mind when Roy Keane asked him to name the best finisher they played alongside at Old Trafford.

Roy Keane and Gary Neville both played alongside one another at the Red Devils and enjoyed incredible success under Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Neville spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford after emerging through the United youth academy as one of the famed ‘Class of ‘92’ members.

The 49-year-old former United right-back lifted eight Premier League titles, two Champions League, three FA Cups and three League Cups at the club.

Neville, who made 599 appearances for the Red Devils, was promoted to the club captaincy after Keane’s departure from Old Trafford in 2005.

Keane is widely considered as one of the best captains of all time and the United legend hoovered up the major silverware during his spell with the club.

The 52-year-old Irishman lifted seven Premier League titles, a Champions League and four FA Cups, including captaining United to their famous treble win in 1999.

Keane’s legendary run at United came to an abrupt end after his falling out with former manager Ferguson, who ruthlessly axed the Irish hardman from the club.

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Keane asks Neville to name best finisher

Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Gary Neville have both been part of ITV’s punditry line-up for Euro 2024 in Germany this summer.

Neville and Keane sat down for an ITV segment where the pair had to work out the identity of the former United teammate they played alongside at Old Trafford.

The two former United captains were not able to reveal the names of the players, their shirt numbers or their positions when giving a hint at the ex-teammate’s identity.

United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy was up first and Keane told Neville for his hint that he thought the Dutchman was the “best finisher” they played alongside.

Keane has thought highly of Ruud van Nistelrooy in the past and waxed lyrical about the former Netherlands and United striker’s devastating impact in the final third.

Neville instantly responded with United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before picking Van Nistelrooy, with Keane nodding his head when the Dutchman’s name came up.

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Neville’s stance on Man Utd legend Van Nistelrooy

Neville has previously argued with fellow United legend Paul Scholes over the style of play that Ruud van Nistelrooy brought to the Red Devils as a striker.

Speaking on The Overlap in 2022, he said: “We argue about this. I love Ruud, we both love Ruud, I do, but I say Manchester United needed counter-attacking players, we needed power and pace when we had, like, [Dwight] Yorke and [Andy] Cole, or [Wayne] Rooney and [Carlos] Tevez, those types of power players that ran the channels and they were pressing.

“We were very different with Ruud, but you liked that period with Ruud didn’t you.”

Responding to Neville, Paul Scholes said: “I loved playing with Ruud because I knew what he wanted without speaking to him, if you know what I mean.

“I don’t think it’s true [that I was the only one who spot his runs], but I just knew what he wanted and at that time I was playing number 10 really, I wasn’t playing in centre-midfield.

“Do you know what, football is all about that, your relationships with people. I don’t think you see a lot of that these days.”

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