London, Jan. 22 (ANI): Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has branded Manchester United captain Gary Neville as a "stupid bootlicker" following their bust-up during the Carling Cup semi final.
"Gary Neville is stupid - a bootlicker. He said that I was not worth 25 million pounds so he would look good to the manager. My goal celebrations were aimed at him. I don't know why he's talking s**t about me as I always had respect towards him," The Sun quoted Tevez, as saying.
Tevez quit United last summer when the club decided against paying 25 million pounds for his services.
Tavez scored both goals in City's 2-1 first-leg win over their bitter rivals.fter the first goal, he taunted Neville that he talked too much, then after netting the winner he cupped his ears.
Last night television pictures showed Neville spitting in the direction of celebrating City players.
He then made a one-fingered gesture for which he faces an FA investigation.
However, he said: "The celebrations were not targeted at Alex Ferguson or the United fans but solely at Neville.
"I will never be disrespectful to Man United fans, even if they insult me. It was for Gary Neville. He was my team-mate but he is a bootlicker of Ferguson," he added. (ANI)