A bold Manchester United fan went head-to-head with talkSPORT live on air as he insisted Jordan Henderson ‘isn’t a footballer’ and wouldn’t get in Ole Gunner Solskjear’s first team.
And he even said the Liverpool captain “couldn’t wipe Bruno Fernandes’…” well, you know.
Anthony the Red Devil laughed off the suggestion Henderson could be named the Premier League Player of the Season for inspiring the Reds to – it appears – their first league title in 30 years.
Despite suggestions the campaign could be made null and void – thanks Karren Brady – it was claimed on Saturday that even if that happens, there are ‘plans’ to still crown the Reds as champions, given their massive 25-point lead.
But Anthony didn’t want to talk about his rivals’ success when he called into the Kick Off on talkSPORT (wonder why).
Nope, instead he took aim at Hendo and claimed the midfielder has ‘no skill’, he ‘isn’t a footballer’ and is not good enough to get in Man United’s midfield, which, to be fair has been boosted by the arrival of new Old Trafford hero Fernandes.
Kick Off hosts Darren Lewis and Gabby Agbonlahor didn’t agree, and suggested players the Liverpool captain would easily keep out of the United side.
But that just riled Anthony up even more, insisting the top sports writer and former Aston Villa star ‘know nothing about football’.
You know what? I have a feeling this guy doesn’t like Liverpool…
Anthony: I want to know, what Liverpool midfield player would get in Man United’s team? Don’t tell me Jordan Henderson, please don’t say Jordan Henderson!
Darren Lewis: Are you really going to come at a team 25-points clear?
Anthony: I’m not on about 25-points clear, I’m on about midfielder players at Liverpool, which one of them would get in United’s team?
Darren: Well, I think Jordan Henderson would get in your team.
Anthony: JORDAN HENDERSON?! Are you being serious? Has he got any skill? Have you ever seen him take a man on?
Darren: Well, he’s got leadership, he’s got passing ability, he’s got tackling ability… come on, don’t disrespect a guy who inspired his team to the Champions League last season and has followed that up this season by inspiring his team to the Premier League.
Darren: Yes, I think he would.
Anthony: Instead of who? You’ve got Matic, you’ve got Fernandes, you’ve got Fred.
Darren: I would have him in there instead of Matic, absolutely I would.
Anthony: Would you? Well, you don’t know anything about football then do you?
Darren: Hahaha! I’ve only been covering it for 20 years! Actually, I would have a midfield-three of Henderson, Pogba and Fernandes. You couldn’t do too wrong with that.
Anthony: Henderson wouldn’t even wipe his… I’m not even going say it. Henderson isn’t even a footballer, mate, he just passes sideways five yards. To be midfielder you need a bit of skill.
Gabby Agbonlahor: You have to look at Henderson, and he probably could get Player of the Year. I think he will get Player of the Year, he’s up there to get it, that’s how good he’s been, for me.
Anthony: Could he? You need to sort your neck out, seriously, mate!