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​Neville reveals Man Utd ignored advice to sign Man City star Joao Cancelo

Manchester United legend Gary Neville admits that he recommended Joao Cancelo to the club.

Neville had experience of coaching Cancelo during his ill-fated stint in charge of La Liga club Valencia.

Cancelo eventually moved to Juventus, before signing in a player-swap deal that took Danilo to the Italian club.

Speaking about Cancelo during an Instagram Live, Neville said: "He's unbelievable, he's brilliant.

"I think Cancelo is a brilliant full-back. I never had any doubts when I was at Valencia for those four months that he was going to be a top player.

"I literally told United about him. I said, "Honestly this boy is someone special you've got to look at getting him."

"And then he went to Juventus to be fair, [Valencia] sold him for £40million to Juventus, and then obviously City bought him for £60m. He went to Inter Milan [on loan] as well.

"He had two big moves, he's got massive experience now, he's got great courage on the ball, left and right foot, brilliant player."

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