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21st Jul 2018

Gary Neville hits back at Motherwell boss’ Salford City comments

Simon Lloyd

Hell hath no fury like the co-owner of a fifth-tier English football club after receiving criticism about signing a player from the manager of another team

Yep, Gary Neville is not happy. Or at least, that’s how it seems.

The former Manchester United defender, now one of the owners at Salford City, has accused Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson of lacking etiquette after discussing his club’s transfer business.

Salford beat Motherwell to the signing of Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney earlier in the week, Robinson saying the non-league side ‘blew them away with money’ to get the deal done.

Responding to a BBC Sport story about Robinson’s comments, Neville complained it was ‘open season’ for people expressing opinions about Salford’s spending power.

‘There used an etiquette in football where you wouldn’t talk about another club’s business,’ he tweeted.

Rooney, 30, will reportedly be earning £4,000 per week at Moor Lane. He spent four years at Pittodrie having joined them from Oldham Athletic in 2014.