Manchester United youngster Harvey Neville has been dubbed as the new David Beckham by his former coach at Valencia.
The 16-year-old joined Man United this summer following a three-year spell with Los Che. He signed a scholarship deal with United but he’s expected to sign his first professional contract at the club when he turns 17.
The rising star was handed the squad no,7 for the U-18s of United and the simple reason is the fact that he is likened to David Beckham in almost every sense.
He was a key figure for Valencia during his stint and even earned raves of plaudit when his father left the club. Emerson Esteve was his coach at Valencia and he had this to say about the junior Neville.
“Being aware that he is still very young and he has much to improve, he has similar characteristics to Beckham,” he told MEN Sport. “He’s a fast player, has a good capacity to cross from the line and is hard-working.
“Football is so difficult, you know, but if he keeps his effort and dream, I’m sure that he could have a good career as a player. I hope so because he really deserves it.”
United’s academy have churned out several talents and they can look up to Marcos Rashford, as the latest success story of the side.
“Harvey is a teenager who has a dream – to be professional footballer,” Esteve added. “I know he made a big effort to learn Spanish and lived away from his family at some moments, but he is a responsible guy – and always does his best.