By James Dutton For Mailonline
Published: 16:10 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 16:15 GMT, 26 March 2020
Gary Neville has revealed he angered Cristiano Ronaldo by leaving the pitch at the Mestalla long and unwatered when his Valencia side hosted Real Madrid in January 2016.
The former Valencia manager admitted the pitch was 'like a farmer's field' and claims he refused when Ronaldo told him to cut it down.
Neville endured a torrid time in La Liga, and was sacked after just four months in charge, winning only 10 of his 28 games.
Gary Neville looks on from the touchline during Valencia's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in 2016
Neville reveals he left the grass long to try and counter the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo
But that game was one of his better