Neville blamed Nasri for City's derby defeat on Sunday.
‚ÄúThere was another player on the pitch who could easily have been taken off before Mario Balotelli,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI think he goes missing in big games for City ‚Äď and he‚Äôs the only one ‚Äď and that‚Äôs Samir Nasri.
‚ÄúFor me, he doesn‚Äôt put a shift in. When they play with David Silva and Nasri, you expect the brilliance of Silva and you need somebody more solid on the other side.
‚ÄúI played against Nasri three or four years ago at the Emirates Stadium and he pulled my pants down for 60 minutes and I got subbed because he absolutely battered me.
‚ÄúThis is a player you‚Äôll see when the ‚Äėoles‚Äô are coming out, but when the going gets tough I‚Äôm not sure he fancies it that much.‚ÄĚ
Neville added: ‚ÄúThe football match has been won by what Samir Nasri did in that wall. It really has cost his team. That was the difference on the day.‚ÄĚ