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Ex-Valencia coach Neville: I always knew Man City fullback Cancelo would be success

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has sung the praises of Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo.

Neville worked with Cancelo during his disastrous spell as Valencia coach.

“I had him at Valencia for that period of time I was there and I have to say, I absolutely loved him," Neville said.

"He was very young at the time and just emerging, but I played him every single game, sometimes as a right-winger. He was young at the time, but he was brilliant.

"His athleticism, his quality, his enthusiasm to play football, was fantastic. I always knew he'd play for some of the biggest clubs. He went to Juventus, and for Inter Milan as well."

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