Neville reckons that the club have a trophy in them this season and that, in due course, Moyes will emerge as a firm candidate to succeed Ferguson at Old Trafford.
He told the Sunday Herald: "We have reached the point now where this group has been building for the last three or four seasons, the nucleus is English and the manager has established himself as one of the top coaches in the Premier. We always have to read about the great Howard Kendall teams, and Everton's long list of 'great' strikers. I want to make sure that in the future people have to recall the moment that Phil Neville lifted Everton's first trophy for years (since 1995), to read about the 'great' Moyes team. I really believe now is our time to make history.
"As for the manager, the pinnacle of jobs in the world must be Old Trafford. In my mind there is no shadow of doubt that when Sir Alex chooses to retire David Moyes is far from unimaginable as his successor. As yet he might not have won a trophy but he's top three in this division. For Everton it would be no shame to have the manager offered the chance to take over at United - just so long as we've won that trophy first."