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Man Utd midfielder Herrera snaps back at Neville 'right-back' claims

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has snapped back at Gary Neville over criticism from Saturday's draw at Leicester City.

In the post-match, pundit Neville claimed the Spaniard refused to play at right-back against Leicester.

On his podcast, Neville blamed Herrera for Harry Maguire's equaliser: "Smalling has got to flag up as an experienced defender that he's struggling, get someone else into the centre. It didn't happen for two or three minutes.

"Then Phil Jones recognised it had happened and tried to reorganise – as I saw it, Ander Herrera refused to go to right-back and told Henrikh Mkhitaryan to go back there."

Herrera later took to Twitter to aim a thinly-veiled response at Neville.

"Happy Christmas to everyone, including the ones that try to invent stories that never happened," he wrote.

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