Sir Alex Ferguson thinks that Neymar could one day be the best player in the world, succeeding Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, he thinks the Brazil captain’s true potential has still to be revealed.
“The boy Neymar gets a lot of publicity about the potential he’s got, but I think that’s still to be seen, still to be fulfilled,” Ferguson said. “Certainly, most people I speak to speak highly of the boy.
“When I had Anderson at United, he spoke volumes about the boy’s ability. So hopefully he’ll be the next one who’ll produce the type of talent we see in Messi and Ronaldo.
“You’ll always look at clubs like Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United to produce that kind of player you’re talking about, but to be honest, I’m not sure there’s one sticking out at the moment.”
Since 2008, Messi and Ronaldo have between them won all the FIFA Ballon D’Ors (previously the World Player of the Year award).