Date: 14th August 2019 at 4:23pm
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Leeds United swept aside Salford City in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening, but there was a surprising turn of events after the final whistle.

A lot of Leeds fans were willing to praise and show some respect to their long-time adversary Gary Neville.

The former England international was fulfilling his duties as a pundit on Sky Sports’ coverage of the game between Leeds and Salford.

Of course, Neville had every right to be biased in his analysis. He’s a shareholder in Salford City, and he hasn’t been coy about his disdain towards the Yorkshire outfit over the years.

However, he gave a fair and balanced view of the match, and he was full of praise for United and particularly Kalvin Phillips.

Many of the Elland Road faithful couldn’t help but take their hat off to Neville for staying so professional and insightful when talking about two clubs he is clearly very passionate about for one reason or another.

Other fans had to preface their praise by letting other Twitter users know that they still don’t like the former Manchester United man.

Another section of the fanbase pointed out how hard it must have been for the 44-year-old to praise a club he so famously dislikes.

 

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