Neville recalls the "kicking" the Real Madrid star would get in United training.
Neville - who is back at Old Trafford as part of David Moyes' backroom team - told ITV: "He dived a lot. He tried to buy fouls and he came in for a lot of criticism. The boys [at Manchester United] were hard on him for his diving and it was putting us under pressure.
"I'd say the first 12 months there was a massive toughening up process. In training at the time you had Keane, Butt, Scholes, and every time he got the ball they kicked him and they kicked him - not just once, they kicked him every day, every week, all season."
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