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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.

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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.”

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After receiving criticism on social media, Neville then tweeted:

Wenger admits Gabriel’s Gunners switch is ‘very, very close’

Introducing the internet’s latest trend – #cahilling

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