LONDON. – Gary Neville joked Ian Wright’s FA Cup semi-final draw “didn’t feel right” after fans accused it of being “fixed”.

The draw took place on Sunday at Old Trafford following Manchester United’s thrilling 4-3 win over Liverpool. The Red Devils were pitted against Championship side Coventry, while holders Manchester City were paired with Chelsea.

But the manner of the draw left many fans raging as Wright picked out the balls in front of Roy Keane and Graeme Souness in the studio.

They remained seated as Wright rummaged around in the famous velvet bag before showing the numbers to the camera.

And viewers had not been told beforehand which number related to which team.

The casual vibe was a far cry away from most draws, which usually take place in a more formal setting.Teams were also drawn directly out of the bag rather than first being placed in a hat, as is traditionally the case.

And Manchester United legend Neville addressed the bizarre format when he spoke to Arsenal icon Wright on the latest edition of Stick to Football sponsored by Sky Bet.

He said: “That didn’t feel right at the end, you pulling it out like a Marks and Spencer’s bag.” – The Sun

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