Man United legend Gary Neville struggled to get into Old Trafford as security didn’t know who he was

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville reveals struggle to get into Old Trafford as security didn’t know who he was before Chelsea clash

  • Gary Neville was initially stopped from entering Old Trafford ahead of the game
  • The Old Trafford security did not know who the Manchester United legend was 
  • Neville was working as co-commentator for Sky Sports during the match
  • Neville saw United held to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League 

Gary Neville has revealed he was initially denied entry ahead of Manchester United‘s Premier League clash with Chelsea as security did not know who he was.

United legend Neville, who made more than 600 appearances for the club, was stopped on the doors at Old Trafford ahead of his co-commentator duties for Sky Sports. 

The former right-back has in fact revealed he was stopped twice by security in Manchester prior to the eagerly-anticipated top-flight encounter.

Gary Neville has revealed struggle to get into Old Trafford as security didn’t know who he was

The 44-year-old told the Sun: ‘I struggled to get in twice, the security stopped me. They didn’t know who I was. They asked “where’s your pass?”‘

Neville was eventually allowed to enter after being recognised by other security guards following the incident, which is understood to have taken place the morning of the match.

It wasn’t the greatest of days for Neville as he saw his former side draw 1-1 with the Blues.

Juan Mata scored early on for United against his former side but another big error from David de Gea allowed the visitors back into the game.

Neville struggled to get into Old Trafford before Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea

Neville struggled to get into Old Trafford before Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea

De Gea fumbled Antonio Rudiger’s comfortable shot before Marcos Alonso slotted home the loose ball to equalise for Chelsea on the stroke of half-time. 

The result has left United’s hopes of securing a top four finish hanging by a thread. 

United, who face Huddersfield and Cardiff in their remaining two games, sit three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and one adrift of Arsenal. 




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