Manchester United legend, Neville has advised the club’s hierarchy to sign wingers of the standard of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez.
Neville pointed out that current winger, Daniel James should only be “third or fourth” in line for a spot on the wing at the club.
The 22-year-old James was signed from Swansea City last summer as a player in the future.
But manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made him one of his regular starters after an electric start to the campaign.
James, who was signed for £15million from the Championship side scored three goals in his first four games and has since chipped in with six assists.
However, Neville believes United need wideman of the standard of Manchester City wingers Sterling and Mahrez.
“Daniel James is more of a work in progress,” said former defender Neville on Sky Sports ahead of United’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
“He’s showed glimpses of what he can be. I see him as being one of three or four wide players at United over a season.”
Neville added: “I think when you look at Sterling, Mahrez and Bernardo Silva, they’re at a far higher level than Daniel James.
“There’s got to be an element of holding back a bit, but in a 22-man squad, you’d want James to be the third or fourth wide man.”