Neville’s former club United have won five Premier League games in a row since appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss, but remain nine points off second-place City who have a game in hand.
Despite Neville’s former club not being close to their arch rivals, Neville is pleased with the progress being made – but has sent advice to the future boss at Old Trafford.
“Manchester United’s philosophy is so deep, it’s so meaningful to that club. It’s like Barcelona’s, it’s like Ajax’s,” he added.
“At Manchester United, you play fast, attacking football, in an entertaining way, you bring young players through and give them belief, and you win.”