That awkward moment when Gary Lineker asks: Have you ever left out any big players, Ruud?”  Gullit responds: “Yes I did it with him.”

*Cue Shearer laughs rather awkwardly.* In Shearer’s defence he did reply well by stating: “We all saw how that one worked out.”

Gullit was the wally with no brolly when Newcastle lost to Sunderland in 1999 at St James’s Park but he will definitely see this as 1-0 in the punditry one-up manship.

Lineker played a similar trick on Thierry Henry earlier in the World Cup and Shearer will be hoping that the BBC host doesn’t ask hm a question along the lines of: “Have you ever managed a side that has been relegated Alan?”

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