Gary Neville toasts Man Utd going 'joint top' with bottle of champagne in cheeky Twitter taunt at Liverpool fans

MANCHESTER United legend Gary Neville wasted no time in taunting Liverpool fans – by claiming the Red Devils are now ‘joint top’ of the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Friday night to match Liverpool’s points tally, although they still trail the champions on goal difference.

Bertrand Traore’s 58th-minute goal cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener, but Bruno Fernandes’ penalty extended the Red Devils’ unbeaten run to 10 games.

Both clubs have 33 points, but Liverpool’s goal difference is +17, with United on +9.

However that did not deter Sky Sports pundit Neville, who loves to wind up Liverpool fans, especially his Monday Night Football joint host Jamie Carragher.

Soon after the full-time whistle had blown and Man United moved up to second in the Premier League table, Neville took to Twitter to open a bottle of champagne, alongside the words ‘Happy New Year ( Joint Top )’.

And the tweet certainly did trigger a response.

Fans reminded Neville that United finished ‘joint top’ with Man City in the 2011/12 season, but lost out on the title on goal difference.

ESPN pundit and former Chelsea star Craig Burley joked that '"Second is the new joint top".

And journalist Chris Bascombe tweeted: "When did 'joint top' become a thing?"

In December Neville hilariously trolled Carragher after Liverpool drew with Fulham – the side he predicted were 'certain' to go down.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds could only muster a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage as Mo Salah's controversial late penalty rescued a point.

While Fulham were leading, Neville tweeted three sets of eye emojis alongside a screenshot of a newspaper headline from September that read 'Jamie Carragher shows Fulham no mercy, predicts relegation and tears into owner'.

Carragher had ripped into the Cottagers after they lost 3-0 at home to Aston Villa two-and-a-half months ago.

He said Fulham were more likely to go down than Liverpool were to retain their title.

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