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Phil Neville jokes that he would 'two-foot' Rosicky for no-look pass

The Match of the Day pundit has received some criticism for comments made last night.

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PHIL NEVILLE CAUSED a stir on Twitter last night when he suggested that he would “two-foot” Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky.

The Gunners were 3-2 winners over Brighton Hove & Albion in yesterday’s FA Cup fourth round tie with Czech Republic captain Rosicky earning man of the match for his display.

In the build-up to the winning goal, the 34-year-old gains possession before feeding Olivier Giroud with a ‘no-look’ pass before getting the ball back and volleying past Seagulls goalkeeper David Stockdale from the edge of the box.

Speaking on Match of the Day Two, Neville said he wouldn’t allow the player to get away with a pass like that if he was his team-mate.

“If that was a training session and somebody did that I’d be first over there and I’d probably look to two-foot him or take him out of the game,” former Manchester United utility man Neville joked.

“If somebody did that in training to me winding me up, I would be straight in there. I’d smash them.”

After receiving criticism on social media, Neville then tweeted:

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