Neville pulls hamstring racing Team GB’s 200m world champion Asher-Smith

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville pulled his hamstring racing four-time 100m British Champion Dina Asher-Smith.

The former England defender was interviewing the 25-year-old as part of his YouTube channel The Overlap where Neville and Asher-Smith were discussing the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo and how sport can help the fight against racism.

Neville only started his YouTube channel two months ago but has seen it grow from strength to strength; he now boasts a following of over 90,000.

Team GB's fastest woman was the latest to feature on The Overlap and after answering Neville's questions, the Salford City owner was put through his paces by Asher-Smith's coach.

Although he was never blessed with pace, Neville spanned a 19 year playing career for Manchester United winning the Premier League on eight occasions.

10-years on from retirement, Neville was tasked with outrunning Britain's fastest woman over a 100m distance.

Even with a 10 metre headstart, Asher-Smith had already caught the 46-year-old midway through the race and was ready to overtake just as Neville felt his hamstring go.

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After the race Neville was in suprisingly high spirits joking that 'it was always going to happen,' and even blaming Asher-Smith's coach 'you didn't warm me up properly!'

Despite 400 appearances for Man United, Neville never pulled his hamstring and only had one serious injury during his playing career.

An ankle injury suffered during Man Utd's 4-1 win over Bolton in March 2007 kept him out for 11 months, missing a total of 55 matches for the Red Devils.

But since retirement in 2011, Neville has now pulled his hamstring in two high-profile events.

In 2019, he was invited to play in Vincent Kompany's testimonial game. The Belgian defender was leaving Manchester City after 11 years.

Neville formed part of the Premier League all-stars team that faced Kompany's teammates throughout his time at City.

But the Sky Sports pundit had to be taken off after only half an hour, pulling his hamstring for the first time in his footballing career.

Neville raced back to intercept a loose touch from Craig Bellamy, straining his muscle.

However some things never changed; he still managed to blame Jamie Carragher.

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