Phil Neville Trends After Commentary Role on BBC During England vs. Italy

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJune 14, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15:  MAnchester United Coach Phil Neville looks on during the Budweiser FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers at the Etihad Stadium on January 15, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Phil Neville was the talk of Twitter during England's World Cup match with Italy, but we suspect he'd be better off not taking a look online at the comments about his commentary performance. 

His dry delivery, which seemed to hide his excitement for the match, was dissected by Twitter users:

Phil Neville doing his job and looking after the heart-rates of a nation. Impossible to get excited with Phil around.

— Football365 (@F365) June 14, 2014

Phil Neville sounds like he's spent the day listening to Joy Division records with Mark Lawrenson.

— Toby Fair (@TopTopPundit) June 14, 2014

Exclusive footage of Phil Neville commentating!!

— The Football Jester (@FootballJester) June 14, 2014

Phil Neville sounds like Gary Neville distracted by terrible news.

— Dan Patterson (@1DanPatterson) June 14, 2014

Phil Neville: inferior defender and commentator to Gary.

— Back Page Football (@bpfootball) June 14, 2014

If Phil Neville reads his twitter feed he may not come out for the second half.

— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) June 14, 2014

What truly frightens me if England go behind is that we then hear what Phil Neville sounds like when he's depressed #WorldCup

— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 14, 2014

The BBC should've given Phil Neville a warm-up game. Just to, you know, make sure he didn't prove to be such a surreal co-commentator.

— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) June 14, 2014

The man doing the subtitles for Phil Neville tonight

— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) June 14, 2014