The Red Devils have been linked to the Borussia Dortmund star who is expected to cost around £ 100 million.
There is a lot of talk about the exploits of the Englishman in the Bundesliga as he establishes himself as one of the most fashionable properties in football.
But Neville wants to put the quality of Sancho in context against the global elite.
“To be honest, Jadon Sancho right now … we’re going wild,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“I think we have an incredible group of young English players. But we have to consider the other players that exist, the Brazilian, Argentinian, German, Belgian players, we are not the only country in the world.
“This is how it is as an English player and an English coach,” we have a golden generation. ” You say golden generation and obviously it was Becks, Stevie, Frank, Rooney, but then Brazil had Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, what is that? … Platinum?
“You say we have a golden generation but you forget that these other countries have world stars. It’s like “wait a second”. Argentina in Aguero, Higuain, Messi, Di Maria, how good are they compared to Jadon Sancho? Jadon Sancho is far from these players.
“Let’s be clear, Jadon Sancho is a talent, but we can’t start putting him in the category of world stars who regularly win European cups and World Cups, season after season.
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“This is why I placed Varane in front of Van Dijk only because at that time Varane won so many European cups, he was an incredible player. You can’t separate their talent, but Varane is a brilliant player. “
Neville had been asked to select his top ten players currently playing in an NFL-style project.
His picks include Kylian Mnappe, Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but omitted Sancho.