Gary Neville 'loves' having his infamous Liverpool celebration immortalised in tattoo

A superfan has paid tribute to the United legend

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Gary Neville has spoken of his "love" for a superfan who got his face immortalised in tattoo on his leg.

The fan got the iconic picture of Neville celebrating United's win over Liverpool back in January 2006.

The picture has gone down in United folklore, of Neville celebrating in front of the Liverpool fans after Rio Ferdinand's 90th-minute goal secured a dramatic 1-0 victory in the Premier League.

After the fan, with the username jpowney1984, tweeted the picture of the tattoo, Neville responded with "Love you to!!"

Neville, now a pundit for Sky Sports, said at the time of the infamous Liverpool celebration which further enhanced his United legend: "I would have been apologetic if I had run up to one of their players and tried to belittle them but this was a celebration.

"You are caught up in the moment and for a few seconds you can go bananas.


"What are you meant to do? Smile sweetly and jog back to the halfway line?

"I laughed when I heard someone say that it was not the behaviour of a 30-year-old because they are probably the same people who have accused us of lacking passion in recent games."