MANCHESTER UNITED hero Gary Neville has been accused of being biased during commentary of his former side taking on Arsenal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was looking to avoid his first Premier League defeat as manager in this afternoon’s clash at the Emirates.
But Arsenal found themselves 1-0 up at the break as Granit Xhaka’s swerving effort deceived David De Gea.
With United chasing an equaliser in the second half, players appealed for a penalty as Laurent Koscielny blocked Fred’s long-range effort.
Neville was convinced the ball hit Koscielny’s hand and he demanded Jon Moss awarded a penalty.
“Gary Neville begging for a handball. Embarrassing.”
Arsenal fan on Twitter
However, replays convincingly proved the ball hit the defender in the chest.
And fans took to social media to hit out at Neville.
“Hit his chest, f*** off Gary Neville,” said one supporter on Twitter.
While another added: “Gary Neville begging for a handball. Embarrassing.”
“Gary Neville talks absolute s****,” tweeted a third.
Neville has been routinely praised for his analysis since joining Sky Sports in 2011, with many fans praising him for remaining impartial when covering United.
But some fans felt his comments during today’s clash showed bias towards the Red Devils.
“Looks like @GNev2 has his Man United bias back,” said one supporter on Twitter.
While another added: “@GNev2 definitely got your Man Utd goggles on today!”
“@GNev2 there, supporting from the commentary box, calling for a non existent handball,” tweeted a third.
Following today’s match against Arsenal, United return to action on Saturday as they visit Wolves in the FA Cup.
The clash kicks off at 7.55pm.