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The Man Utd legend who "hated" Gary Neville when they first met

Manchester United hero Nicky Butt admits he "hated" Gary Neville when they first met.

Butt recalled first coming across Neville when speaking with BBC Sport.

"I hated Gary Neville the first time I saw him. The first time I met him, I was playing against him, for Manchester boys against Bury boys. There was just this lad at the back, who was a good footballer, but who never, ever shut up talking all the way through the game. He still does that today - he never shuts up.

"I couldn't stand him, I hated him. I wanted to tackle him, I wanted show how good I was against him. Then one day I met him at the training ground and it just clicked and he became one of my best mates. And he is still one of my best mates now."

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