For defeat at Leicester City, Sancho was hooked in the 65th minute after an uninspiring performance on the left wing, with his replacement Marcus Rashford scoring eight minutes from the end of the game.
Neville told Sky Sports: "Sancho at this moment, he's a victim of the current performances of the team.
“You'd like a player like that to come into a settled unit and he's just still finding his feet.
"I did think he played well in the last 20 minutes against Everton a couple of weeks ago.
“He shouldn't be the focus point of any criticism at this moment in time.
"Of course you're going to get criticism as a United player signed for that level of money but again that would be a distraction."
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