The Sky Sports pundit was responding to a comment from a fan on Twitter during a Q&A session.
Neville also compared Wan-Bissaka to himself when he was emerging as a United right-back.
Love his commitment , defending 1 v 1. Just needs to polish up his play. I was the same as a young RB https://t.co/4PEG4TCYOm— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 3, 2021
The 23-year-old has impressed for the Red Devils since joining from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2019, establishing himself as United’s leading right-back.
According to the Premier League website, he has completed 63% of his tackles and executed 42 clearances this season
His passes per game are up to 52.32 from the 47.17 recorded last campaign..
He has received criticism over his attacking output on occasion, but the statistics show that he is improving that area of his game. He has two goals – no other Premier League full back has scored more – and two assists this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports in February, Wan-Bissaka discussed how he has developed his defensive game from a young age.
He explained: “Towards the age 17 onwards was when that [my tackling] got recognised, and since then I have focused on that more and added more to my game.
“Usually, before that, if someone wanted to take me on, I’d tackle them, now I’ll go and tackle them regardless.
“It’s been about learning to take control of those situations, rather than waiting for them.”
“Fantastic player” – Neville on Alexander-Arnold
In response, he said: “Fantastic player.
“If he can keep improving his positional work/body shape when the ball is on the opposite side and central he will be the best English right-back ever.”
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