Gary Neville doesn’t see anything special in Sancho

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Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be locked in horns to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Sancho is seen as an English delight and the 20-year-old is already being valued above £100m early in his career.

Sancho has already broken into the England national team and there are a lot of expectations placed on him, but Manchester United legend Gary Neville doesn’t want people to get carried away yet with the 20-year-old.

“To be honest, Jadon Sancho in this moment of time… we get carried away,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“I think we’ve got an amazing group of young English players. But we have to consider the other players that exist, Brazilian players, Argentine players, German players, Belgium players, we are not the only country in the world.

“That’s how it was as an England player and an England 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’s that… platinum?

“You say we have a golden generation but you forget these other countries have world stars. It’s like, ‘hang on a second’. Argentina have Aguero, Higuain, Messi, Di Maria, how good are they compared to Jadon Sancho? Jadon Sancho is nowhere near these players.

“Let’s be clear, Jadon Sancho is a talent, but we can’t start putting him in the category with world stars who are winning European cups and World Cups regularly, season in season out.

“That’s why I put Varane ahead of Van Dijk purely because this moment in time Varane’s won so many European cups, he’s an amazing player. You can’t separate their talent, but Varane’s a brilliant player.”

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