The former United defender's scathing criticism of David de Gea after the 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Sunday prompted controversial former Sky anchorman Richard Keys to make the astonishing claim during his talkSPORT radio show.
Keys said yesterday: "I think he was sent out with an agenda. I don't think Gary would have done that had he not been told, "Listen, finger him". I don't think you can nail a goalkeeper in that way."
He also told the Daily Mail Neville's role with England should prevent him from working as a pundit: "I don't think he can do both jobs. It will continue to compromise him. He's also too close to Manchester United."