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Gary Neville Calls Jamie Carragher A 'Burglar' On Monday Night Football (VIDEO)

20/08/2013 08:36 BST

Monday Night Football returned triumphantly as Jamie Carragher made a solid debut alongside Gary Neville, who emerged the victor in a humorous Scouse-Mancunian exchange by referring to his new partner as a "burglar".

After analysing Robin van Persie's mischievous movement in Manchester United's win at Swansea, Carragher demonstrated how the Dutchman embarrassed him in Arsenal's 2-1 win against Liverpool Anfield in 2011-12.

Van Persie scored a header and a volley, and Carragher was still so vexed by his movement he emerged from his seat to demonstrate how he had been left flummoxed.

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"And that's why you'd be under the bed."

Neville suggested Van Persie's ability to capitalise on unsighted defenders was akin to a "burglar in your house". Carragher replied Neville would be "under the bed" but Red Nev, as usual, had the final say.

"You'd be the burglar," he chuckled, referring to the Scouse stereotype of stealing.