United players used to share rooms on their travels in the early 1990s and Neville was paired with Beckham for around six months.
And Neville doesn’t look back on those stays fondly.
As quoted by Metro, Neville told Sky Sports, “I roomed with David Beckham for about six months and then the whole rooming with players completely stopped because everybody went into their own individual rooms.”
He added, “I think they worked out that players weren’t compatible with each other and that each went to bed at different times. I had two big problems with Becks (well, he had with me!).”
Neville then revealed, “I used to go to bed at 9pm and wake up at 5am, he would stay up until 11pm and want to wake up at 8am, so essentially he was keeping me up from 9 until 11 and then I was getting him up at 5 in the morning, so it just wasn’t working at all.”
The former Manchester United defender then went on to stunningly reveal, “Secondly, he is the cleanest person. He gets into his room, he lights candles, he puts pictures up – everything has to be absolutely perfect, it’s been the same since he was 18.”
Finally pointing out how exact opposites Beckham and himself were, Neville concluded, “I just throw everything everywhere, so it just did not work at all. I’m always talking, always arguing and he was the complete opposite of that. He would listen to music, he would want peace, he would want to be chilled and it’s just the complete opposite end of the spectrum of where I was at.”