David de Gea and Petr Cech have a cuddle in the tunnel (Picture: BBC Sport)

Phil Neville has continued to slam the Manchester United and Arsenal players who greeted each other in the tunnel before their Sunday showdown at the Emirates.

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Jose Mourinho waited around for Mesut Ozil to appear, Petr Cech and David de Gea greeted each other while Nacho Monreal and Ander Herrera embraced in the tunnel.

Herrera and Monreal are international team-mates, but Neville was not impressed.

‘I think Monreal’s going to a Christening there rather than a football game,’ he said on Match of the Day.

Nacho Monreal embraces Ander Herrera before the game (Picture: BBC Sport)

‘I can’t imagine doing that to Martin Keown ten years ago in a tunnel at Highbury.’

And Neville continued his criticism of United and Arsenal stars writing for the BBC.

The former United star was appalled with the atmosphere before, during and after the game with Arsenal running out easy 2-0 winners.

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Neville played in some ferocious contests between Arsenal and United, but there was very little to play for the Red Devils who are concentrating on their Europe League campaign.

Both sides look like they will finish outside the top four and Neville believes their attitudes in the tunnel said all that was need to be said about the lack of rivalry.

Jose Mourinho greets Cech as he waits for Mesut Ozil (Picture: BBC Sport)
Monreal also hugged Spain international team-mate De Gea (Picture: BBC Sport)
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‘I was watching it with former Arsenal defender Martin Keown in the Match of the Day 2 production office, and he agreed that the lack of atmosphere and intensity was the most disappointing thing,’ he wrote.

‘Even in the tunnel beforehand you saw everyone hugging and smiling, which would never have happened when Martin and I played.

‘Our teams were at each other’s throats most of the time – literally on a few occasions.’

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