This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone — Malcom plays for Barcelona, not Everton.
Phil Neville joined Ian Wright and Gary Lineker for the second Match of the Day of the season on Saturday night and it’s fair to say he lost his head for a couple of minutes.
Following highlights of Everton’s 2-1 win over Southampton, the ex-England internationals spent a short time analysing the game in customary fashion.
However, Neville was evidently giddy about his former side’s positive start to the season, as he dropped a string of clangers.
Worst of the lot was his assessment of the Toffee’s deadline day activity, in which he listed Malcom as one of Marco Silva’s newest recruits.
That’s the same Malcom who signed for Barcelona for £36.5million on July 24th.
Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina all swapped Catalonia for Merseyside in the summer so perhaps Neville simply lost track of all the Barcelona imports.
The details of the game also escaped the England Women’s manager (how did he get that job again?) while the BBC cameras were rolling.
He said Richarlison’s goal was Everton’s first of the game, when actually Theo Walcott had opened the scoring 16 minutes before the Brazilian’s strike.
Neville then managed to mistake Richarlison for Turkish striker Cenk Tosun.
To cap off his mini-disasterclass, Neville speculated whether this season could be ‘Everton’s year’.
Quite what he meant by that, we’re not sure.
Such language is usually reserved for title hopefuls, such as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Surely Neville doesn’t think Everton have what it takes to dethrone Man City, does he?
All in all, two minutes to forget for the six-time Premier League winner.