Neville said of the Real Madrid star in his column for the Mail on Sunday: "I will never forget coming back from a game against Charlton some time after Cristiano Ronaldo had signed for Manchester United and thinking to myself: 'Do you know what? I just give up with him.'
"He had been flailing around on the ground, he was never in his position and he was unreliable.
"He would go wandering off to the left, to the right, up the middle; he was inconsistent; and he would cost us. I remember him giving the ball away at Chelsea in the Mourinho years and Chelsea scoring.
"He would win us a match but then we wouldn't see him for the next game."