Neal Maupay bites back at Luke Littler after darts star mocked striker for Man Utd comment

Neal Maupay bites back at Luke Littler after darts star mocked striker for Man Utd comment

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 31/03/2024

- 17:19

The pair have exchanged posts on social media following Saturday's match

Neal Maupay has responded to Luke Littler after the darts sensation mocked the Brentford striker following a comment about Manchester United.

Maupay helped the Bees to a 1-1 draw against Littler's beloved Red Devils on Saturday and the pair have been active on social media since.

United thought they had beaten Brentford when Mason Mount scored in the 96th minute to open the scoring at the Gtech Community Stadium.

But there was time for Kristoffer Ajer to equaliser three minutes later to secure a well-deserved point for Thomas Frank's side.

Neal Maupay and Luke Littler

Neal Maupay responded to Luke Littler after the darts star mocked the Brentford striker


Maupay came on as a substitute and sustained a cut above his eye during his short amount of time on the pitch.

On Sunday morning, he posted a picture on his social media of him having his shirt pulled by United midfielder Scott McTominay.

Maupay, known for being a wind-up merchant, captioned the image: "This fan was desperate for my shirt."

United fans took to the comments to hit back at Maupay and Littler has also given his reaction.

The 17-year-old, keen to back McTominay, wrote about Maupay: "Talks more than he scores."

Littler reposted a split image of him, Maupay and his comment on his Instagram page.

Maupay saw the comment a few hours later and responded on X with a humorous post of his own.

The former Everton and Brighton striker wrote: "Talk about a big fish."

He accompanied the message with a video of Littler reeling in a fish during the darts Premier League.

Maupay is seemingly a keen darts fan and copied James Maddison's celebration of throwing a dart during Brentford's game at Tottenham earlier this year.

The 27-year-old was criticised by Maddison at the time, with Spurs eventually winning that game 3-2.

Maupay recently defended his actions of winding up opponents on the field, insisting he is just having fun.

He told The Times: "People say footballers are boring, then all of a sudden a player does this and everyone goes, ‘Why, Neal?’ ‘He’s the most disliked player.’


Scott McTominay and Neal Maupay

Neal Maupay joked Scott McTominay was a 'fan' who wanted his shirt


"Blah blah blah. For me, football is a game, it’s entertainment. I’m just having fun and, on the pitch, I’m trying to do everything to win.

"If I can say something that puts you off or makes you overthink and make a mistake, I’ll do it. People don’t realise how much tension and emotion is involved at the highest level.

"I think it works quite well and if I can get a reaction, great.

"It’s not personal and I’m sure I’ve never crossed that line. I try to be on the edge but I don’t say stuff about a player’s private life or their family.

"People can judge who someone is from a 90-minute game, but what they see on the pitch isn’t real life. That’s why I’m not really worried about what they think.

"You could be the nicest player in the world and people would still find a way to hate on you, so I’m just going to keep being me."

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