Man Utd star likeliest to win Ballon d’Or; Arsenal winger toughest – Neville

Date published: Saturday 9th May 2020 4:48 - Steve Pearson

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Gary Neville has revealed which Man Utd player he believes has the best chance of scooping the prestigious Ballon d’Or, and has surprisingly named Arsenal winger Marc Overmars as the opponent who tormented him the most.

Despite the lack of football due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sky Sports pundit and Man Utd legend Gary Neville has been as vocal as ever during these trying times.

In a rare break from his busy schedule, the eight-time Premier League winner took to Twitter to hold a brief Q&A.

Perhaps the most newsworthy element came when the ex-England right-back was asked which current Red Devil could potentially win football’s top individual honour – the Ballon d’Or.

Some may have expected to see Bruno Fernandes named, or perhaps Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood owing to their age and seemingly limitless potential, but instead, Neville opted to name ‘Paul Pogba most likely.’

The Frenchman’s mercurial talents have never been in question, but his alleged lack of focus and inability to stamp his authroity on big games in a Utd shirt have been criticised by some in the media.

This has led to rampant speculation of a departure, with the latest report indiciating the club’s interest in a Juventus midfielder could pave the way for Pogba’s return to Turin.

Elsewhere, Neville was quizzed on which opponent gave him the toughest time in an individual match, with former Dutch winger Marc Overmars receiving the nod.

 

Overmars lit up the Premier League during a three year spell before the turn of the century in North London, and Neville pinpointed their 3-0 defeat to the Gunners in the 1998 Charity Shield as his most difficult individual day.

Meanwhile, Man Utd have joined Chelsea in the race to pinch a potential free agent acquisition from Jose Mourinho and Tottenham’s grasp.

That comes from French outlet L’Equipe, who note that the two Premier League big guns have identified 28-year-old full-back Thomas Meunier as an ideal summer capture.

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