While we all assumed Gary Neville would take up some full-time coaching role when he retired from playing, he has instead been like a duck to water in the punditry game, for the most part.
Neville’s analysis contains clear, concise reasoning and he’s definitely one to back up anything he says with a solid argument, making him one of the most respected ex-footballers on our screens.
With this in mind, Neville, talking at a Football Beyond Borders event (via Full Time Devils), spoke of who he thought was the best player in the Premier League.
And being a Manchester City player it hurt him to say that he thinks it’s the Spanish attacking midfielder David Silva.
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) November 26, 2015
It’s somewhat of a hipster’s choice from the former United man. While Silva is in his own right an outstanding player, there are much more renowned players out there who he could have chosen.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
Hat tip: The Sport Bible.