Man Utd ignored Neville’s advice on £60m Cancelo and allowed City to swoop in

The ex-Red Devils defender has revealed that he urged those at Old Trafford to snap up the versatile Portuguese when working with him at Valencia

Gary Neville has revealed that Manchester United ignored his advice to sign Joao Cancelo, with a lack of movement on the transfer front at Old Trafford allowing Manchester City to eventually snap the Portuguese star up for £60 million ($81m).

The versatile operator caught Neville’s eye during a brief stint in charge of La Liga side Valencia in 2015-16, with his potential clear for all to see.
United were urged to make a move, but Cancelo ended up joining Italian giants Juventus in 2018 before moving to City a year later – where he has become a key part of Pep Guardiola’s plans.