Neville: "I've never seen a crowd as angry as Valencia"

The former Mestalla manager spoke about his tenure at Valencia during a documentary about Manchester United's famed "class of '92"

Neville: "I've never seen a crowd as angry as Valencia"
Alberto Iranzo

Gary Neville has spoken about his time at Valencia during a BBC documentary on Manchester United’s famed batch of youth players entitled Class of 92. Now back in his role as a pundit for Sky Sports after his failed tenure at Mestalla, Neville recalled the reception the side received on returning to Valencia after being thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey: “I have never seen a set of football fans as angry as Valencia’s

"Nothing like it in England"

The former Manchester United and England defender was sacked by Valencia after 28 games in charge, of which he won 10, drew seven and lost 11. “The club has had 15 coaches in 13 years. The mood of the fans is either really low or really high. It is known for being a hostile place for managers. I have never seen fans as angry as they were after the Barcelona defeat. In England we think we have passionate fans, and we have, but I have never seen anything like after that game.”

Season's end

Neville also revealed that he wanted to see out the season at Mestalla: "I would have preferred to stay until the end of the season, that was the plan. But it wasn’t to be. People asked me if I was happy to come back and I wasn’t. But I can say that I am happy again now.”