"His goals' tally is exceptional, but the most impressive thing is the appreciation he has for playing in a team. His passing, dribbling and crossing are all carefully selected and completed at the right times."
Neville has been a frustrated bystander for the last eleven months with a series of injuries. Nevertheless, his time in the stands has at least allowed him to sit back and appreciate the high standards his team-mates have set this season.
"I said at the start of the campaign that United fans should be as excited as they've ever been and that's been proved," he said. "We've had the odd blip, but you experience that every year. We're getting to the business part of the season now, there's everything to play for."