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Gary Neville absolutely savages Aleksandar Kolarov during halftime analysis of Brazil v Serbia

"He will score and assist you four goals but make you concede 14."

Go on Gaz, tell us what you really think.

Gary Neville did not hold back during ITV’s coverage of Brazil’s Group E closeing fixture against Serbia in Moscow.

The former Man United full-back heavily criticised Aleksandar Kolarov for his role in Brazil’s opening goal.

Unfiltered

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Unfiltered

Paulinho opened the scoring after he latched onto a wonderful chipped throughball from Barcelona team-mate Philippe Coutinho.

The former Spurs midfielder started his run from deep and Neville lambasted Kolarov for not covering the run.

He even went as far as to suggest that such an error was as unforgivable as any a full-back could make.

Paulinho breaks from deep

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Paulinho breaks from deep

Coutinho spots him and plays a perfect pass

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Coutinho spots him and plays a perfect pass

Paulinho has plenty of space in the channel between the centre-backs and Kolarov

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Paulinho has plenty of space in the channel between the centre-backs and Kolarov

The Barca midfielder flicks it past the onrushing keeper

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The Barca midfielder flicks it past the onrushing keeper

1-0 Brazil!

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1-0 Brazil!

Replays showed that Kolarov would have had to have anticipated Paulinho’s run before the Brazilian even set off if he were to get back in time.

Perhaps Neville was suggesting he should have shifted across when both centre-backs were occupied by Gabriel Jesus’ movement.

Not best pleased

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Not best pleased

Neville then went on to give a damning assessment of the Serbia captain’s defensive credentials as a whole.

“He will score and assist you four goals but make you concede 14,” he said.

“He’s a winger, not a defender.

“You cannot trust him.”

Ouch.

Was Neville a bit harsh on Kolarov?

A hint of old Manchester derbies seeping through perhaps?