Gary Neville has passed his judgement on Manchester City’s new signing Portuguese right back Joao Cancelo.
The defender used to play under the Manchester United full back while Neville was manager at Valencia and the former English right back has revealed he actually tried to ship him off to United back then instead!
“I absolutely love him to bits. To be fair, when I was at Valencia I wanted United to sign him, at the time they could have got him for £25m and he went to Inter Milan,” Neville told Sky Bet’s Big Premier League Debate.
“Cancelo is perfect for City. He’s a winger, a goalscorer, assist maker, he’s a right-back! You’re going to lose a bit defensively in terms of a back four because he’ll never be there, I promise you that.
“The coach before and after played him at right winger. I always played Cancelo, I absolutely loved him – his professionalism, his enthusiasm for the game, he’s really intense, trains like you wouldn’t believe.
“He’s a brilliant signing for City. He probably wouldn’t do as well at other clubs with more of a rigid back four but for City he will be phenomenal.”