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Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three


GARY NEVILLE snubbed star Joao Cancelo from his team of the season.

But he agreed with Jamie Carragher on his first three – as only three players apart from Liverpool and Manchester City made the squads.

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Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three

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Sky Sports pundits have chosen their all-star XI on Monday Night Football after Arsenal’s crushing 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.

And no Gunners flop ended up in either team following their nightmarish night in the North East, which all but ended their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Aaron Ramsdale may have cried out midway through the season, but in the end Neville and Carragher settled on Alisson between the sticks.

Six outfield players featured in both teams, with a 4-3-3 selection for the pair.

Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three
Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three

Virgil van Dijk has been the kingpin of defenses for both pundits with Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne in midfield.

And they also agreed on Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in attack.

That left just four places that differed – three of the back four and the starting midfielder.

Carragher opted for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Cancelo in defense with Declan Rice further up front.

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But Neville picked Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Andrew Robertson with Rodri up front.

The former right-back has described the midfielder as City’s best player this term, with his side just one win away from retaining their Premier League crown.

And that meant there was no space for players from Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal.

The Sky duo have also chosen their individual awards for the 2021-22 campaign.

Neville chose Son as his Player of the Year with Luis Diaz the new No.1 signing and selected Mateo Kovacic’s special volley against Liverpool as his opening goal.

Carragher, meanwhile, picked De Bruyne as his best performer, Cristian Romero as the best newcomer and Salah’s marvelous goal against City as the best goal.

They agreed Rice was the best young player with Jurgen Klopp the best boss.

Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three

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Son Heung-min and Alisson both made all-star teamsCredit: PA
Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three

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Kevin de Bruyne was in both but Joao Cancelo only made Carra’s XICredit: AP
Carragher and Neville pick teams of the season with Cancelo snubbed roster but exact same first three

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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher made their end-of-season selectionsCredit: Getty



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