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Fans rage at Gary Neville’s Salford celebrations as Gabby Agbonlahor hits out at decision to commentate on his own team


Fans were left unhappy at the fact Salford City co-owner Gary Neville was allowed to commentate on his own team.

The 48-year-old was in the commentary box for the Ammies’ second round Carabao Cup clash against Leeds on Tuesday.

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Neville could not hide his excitement after Smith opened the scoring for SalfordCredit: X @skysports
Fans were left baffled as to why the 48-year-old was allowed to commentate

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Fans were left baffled as to why the 48-year-old was allowed to commentateCredit: X @skysports

Though fans were baffled as to why the broadcaster allowed the Manchester United legend to comment, given his association with the League Two side as well as the rivalry Leeds United and Man United share.

He has been co-owner since 2014, alongside David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs Paul Scholes and Phil Neville.

Salford took the lead on the night through Matt Smith, and Neville could be heard cheering down the microphone, unable to hide his excitement.

It raised eyebrows amongst football fans, with many questioning the decision.

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One said: “So not only does his own club get the TV money that could have gone to, say, Tranmere v Leicester, but he also gets paid to commentate on it.”

Another added: “Ex-Man United player and co-owner of Salford City Gary Neville being on co-commentary for a match between Salford City and Leeds United is… weird?”

A third wrote: “I don’t like former players commentating on their teams games but it’s not the end of the world.”

With a fourth stating: “Bit mad having Gary Neville doing the commentary for a team that he part owns lol [laughing out loud].”

Agbonlahor was not impressed with Neville's commentary on the team he co-owns

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Agbonlahor was not impressed with Neville’s commentary on the team he co-ownsCredit: talksport

Aston Villa legend Gabby Agbonlahor also weighed in on the situation.

Speaking on talkSPORT’s Breakfast show, he said: “I just didn’t understand why Salford vs Leeds was on Sky last night, rather than Fulham against Spurs.

“I don’t think you should have an owner of a football club being the co-commentator, Gary Neville.

“I don’t think that makes sense, a lot of people agreed with me.

“Did not make sense for Gary Neville to be commentating on a club that he co-owns. Very strange decision.

“It did not sound great to be honest, and I think that upset a lot of people.”

Leeds equalised on the night through Pascal Struijk, who poked home an equaliser, but Salford advanced 9-8 on penalties.

Ossama Ashley scored at the second attempt, when his initial effort was saved by Karl Darlow, after the goalkeeper was adjudged to have come off his line.

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