GARY NEVILLE has become embroiled in a fierce argument between Manchester United fans and even a former teammate over the Glazers Out movement.
Ex-Red Devils defender John O’Kane joined in the voices angered by Neville’s description of the campaign to dislodge the Old Trafford owners as “like a fly attacking an elephant”.
After one United fan account accused the player-turned-pundit of being a “Glazer apologist”, he took exception.
Neville replied: “From muppets on here who think something trending or an ex player having a go will move the owners out of the club!
“Owners don’t leave clubs unless they want to or are being hurt commercially.
“A bit of noise on here isn’t going to do a jot! It’s like a fly attacking an elephant!”
A player in the famed Class of ’92 FA Youth Cup winning side, O’Kane, defended the fans on Twitter voicing their concerns – with the Glazers accused of taking hundreds of millions of pounds out of the club since taking over in 2005.
He wrote: “#GlazersOut fans are trying to create awareness of what the owners are doing to #MUFC simple, we know they won’t sell, but to do nothing and let the owners ruin this great club is not on.
“Calling out a few ex players for ‘having a go’ I couldn’t give a f*** what you think of me.”
Fans were divided after United’s quiet summer saw them bring in just three players, albeit for a combined £150million.
Another anti-Glazer account sent a tweet addressed to Neville: “Hello @GNev2, thank you once again for insulting fans who once paid your wages, who sang your name at every game.
“Calling fans who want the best for ‘our’ club muppets is not going to do your Marriott [hotel] ventures any good either.
“When one fly attacks an elephant it’s disregarded, when millions of flies attack an elephant, they become an unbearable pain.”
This is far from the first time O’Kane and Neville have launched verbal jibes at one another.
The pair competed for the right-back spot in the United youth team with O’Kane, now 44, losing out and sent out on loan before a career across Everton, Bolton, Blackpool and Hyde.
And Neville lambasted his old colleague on Sunday morning, having already criticised his mentality in his autobiography.
He posted: “Are their [sic] 2 John O’Kanes? The one I knew that cowered at the thought of giving his all for the club and was unprofessional whilst wearing the shirt.
“And this one who is a Twitter warrior and represents the fans with all his heart.
“Can’t be the same bloke surely!”
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O’Kane has previously defined himself as “better” than Neville when they came through the academy, admitting he didn’t “apply himself” as well as the former England international.
And that prompted his final response following the Glazers debate.
He wrote: “Some make it at Utd Gaz some don’t we all have different paths I’ve found mine now!
“As football wasn’t for me go f*** yourself,” he signed off, Neville replying with a brutal laughing face emoji.