Neville was appointed Valencia boss earlier this term and there have been rumours that Man United will be in for his signature at the end of the campaign if the under pressure van Gaal is sacked.
However, Neville, who spent twenty years at United as a player, insisted he is fully focused on Valencia.
“Me being the England manager in six months or me being the Manchester United manager in six months – I can assure you it’s not going to happen,” Neville said.
“And it shouldn’t happen. Simple as that. I am removing any doubt that anybody should be thinking in that way. You see these things and its nonsense. Honestly, nonsense. I am happy here doing what I am doing. I am happy working under Roy. I have not been back to Manchester United for years. I am happy where I am.”
It appears that United would be looking for an elite manager should they sack van Gaal as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have been heavily linked with moves to Old Trafford.
Neville may well succeed at Valencia but he has a long way to go if he is to match the feats of other proven, world-class managers. It is the same rationale that may rule out Ryan Giggs as United’s potential boss as he is completely unproven at the highest level.