Neville names Man United’s only ‘world-class player’

Date published: Wednesday 28th February 2018 8:25

Manchester United have only one world-class player, according to Gary Neville.

United are second in the Premier League after their 2-1 comeback victory over Chelsea on Sunday, and are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

They are also in the last-16 of the Champions League, and host Sevilla in the second leg after a goalless first-leg draw.

Their results have been positive but performances have been criticised throughout the season.

Perhaps that is because, as Neville suggests, the club have only one world-class player in goalkeeper David de Gea.

“De Gea’s the only world-class player Manchester United have got,” he told

“You could maybe say Sanchez but not at Manchester United yet, even if he has been at a level for five or six years that you would say is world class.

“But De Gea’s the only player Manchester United have got at this moment in time that I would say has performed for the club at a world-class level.

“The other player that I would say has done brilliantly well, whether you could say he’s world class or not, is Antonio Valencia.

“Over the last two or three years he’s been outstanding.

“But to me De Gea is their stand-out player in terms of world standard at the club, without a shadow of a doubt.”

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