Manchester United legend Gary Neville has questioned how many legitimate ‘world class’ players currently ply their trade in the Premier League.
Neville was speaking on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, and although he suggested that there may be more that escaped his thinking at the time, he regards Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Eden Hazard as the main three in that category.
The former Red Devils star undoubtedly makes a valid point with regards to this season specifically, with a number of the top players falling short of their high standards so far.
Nevertheless, Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would arguably make that list too, as well as a whole host of other players all aiming to break into that conversation although many of them have lacked the consistency and overall influence in recent months to be included.
Among those names would include Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas, although David de Gea has certainly made a vital impact since he was reintegrated into the United lineup following the transfer window deadline.
However, Neville also insisted on MNF that he had “no sympathy” for Chelsea’s Hazard, as he believes that the Belgian international has failed to kick on this campaign after an impressive season last year.
The 24-year-old was benched by Jose Mourinho in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, and Neville hopes to see more from the winger in the coming weeks in order to re-establish himself in that group of players in England that can genuinely be considered as ‘world class’.