"He has the intelligence to play in areas where he is difficult to pick up, he can score goals and he can assist.
"He would be a great signing, but I'm sure there are a number of clubs that are looking at him.
"I hope that Manchester United get him, but I don't know whether that will be the case."
Given that the 27 year old is valued at around £35million and is under contract with Inter until June 2015, it would take a sizeable outlay to secure his services.
"I know the manager will definitely be looking at the midfield areas - the creative areas," Neville added.
"With Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves leaving, it does leave a slight gap there, but he certainly won't panic himself into buying somebody if the value is not there.
"If the player is not there, he will go with those he has got.
"He knows full well that the likes of Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Anderson are more than capable of delivering that high level of performance for a season, and there are young players as well that are coming through, who will have the ability to step in."