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Gary Neville slams Spanish press after 'false' claims of berating his Valencia players

The former Manchester United defender allegedly berated his players after Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano but insists the reports are “absolutely not correct”.

GARY NEVILLE HAS hit out at a Spanish journalist after it was reported that he had told his players that they were “not fit to wear the shirt”.

Neville is alleged to have privately slammed his players after Sunday’s 2-2 draw at home to Rayo Vallecano.

Ahead of Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash with Las Palmas, Neville asked in his press conference if the journalist was present, but when he learned that the reporter was not there, the Valencia boss replied: ”Surprise surprise.

“I accept anything that is said by the media but there is a line that is sometimes crossed.

“There was a report after the game that I said in the dressing room to the players that they are not fit to wear the shirt.

“This is wrong and it needs to be reported that it is wrong. It is absolutely not correct. There are a lot of young players and they do not need to be reading that.”

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