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Man Utd icon Neville: 26% English talent is nonsense

Manchester United legend Gary Neville is concerned over the lack of English talent in the Premier League.

Only 26 per cent of those in the English top flight - widely considered the world's finest league - are eligible for selection for England.

"We have 26 per cent of English players in the Premier League (Germany has 48 per cent of German players) and we have to change that," Neville said.

"Not just because of the English national team, but because it's right for the Premier League. If you said "let's a have a 50/50 split", then that's right. 26 per cent is a nonsense!

"We don't want to be predictable. You see Andros Townsend, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge. I believe we have talent - and there is more coming through."

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