Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Neville Jnr 'Is Just like Beckham' Says Valencia Coach

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Neville Jnr 'Is Just like Beckham' Says Valencia Coach

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HARVEY Neville has 'similar characteristics' to David Beckham, according to Valencia academy coach Emerson Esteve.

The winger is one of a number of first-year scholars who have been drafted into United's academy after joining the club on his 16th birthday last month. Neville made a big impression in his three seasons at Valencia and, tellingly, was kept on even when his father, Class of '92 ace Phil, left after a spell working on the club's coaching staff.

The teenager quickly earned comparisons with Beckham in the Spanish press and the United great jokingly asked friend Phil if he had been 'showing Harvey videos of me?' after he uploaded a clip of his son swinging in a teasing cross. And Esteve, who coached Neville in Valencia's under-16s last season, certainly sees the similarities. …

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