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Everton skipper Neville rates Pienaar as best player at club

Everton captain Phil Neville has rated Steven Pienaar as the best player at the club.

Despite the brilliant form of others in a much-improved season for the Toffees, the former Manchester United defender believes Pienaar rates the highest at Goodison Park.

"Steven got the goal [against Sunderland on Sunday], and that is something he needs to do more of," Neville said of the South African.

"But he is a top, top player. One of the best I've played with since I've been at Everton.

"He has been our best player by an absolute mile.

"He's an infectious player and he gets on the ball and wants the ball.

"The combination of him and (Leighton) Bainesy down the left hand side is as good as any in The Premier League."

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