Neville tips Gibson to shine

Ex-United man could be 'snip of the century' claims skipper

Darron Gibson: Backed to prove the doubters wrong by Everton skipper Phil Neville

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Everton captain Phil Neville believes there is much more to come from Darron Gibson despite his impressive start at Goodison Park.

Since arriving from Manchester United in January, the Toffees have yet to lose a Premier League match in which the 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international has played.

There were doubts over a man who had been on the fringe of things at Old Trafford but Neville believes Gibson has shown enough to suggest he could be the "snip of the century" for Everton.

"Darron has been a revelation to play with since he arrived," said Neville.

"There is always that doubt when someone comes from a top side like Manchester United and they are not a consistent member of that team, playing every other two to three weeks.

"You wonder why: is it fitness, is it something else?

"I've been in that situation and the bottom line is in front of Darron he had Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes, two of the best central midfielders in the Premier League - that was the challenge.

Question marks

"When you are playing in Manchester United reserves there are always question marks against you but since he has come to Everton he has answered a lot of those questions.

"We expect massive things from Darron at this club. He doesn't realise how good he can be.

"It has to be one of the snips of the century as it was well under £1million to get someone of his quality and grounding.

"We have someone in midfield with energy, quality and more importantly the hunger to play at the highest level and that is driving everyone forward.

"He has quality on the ball and his set-piece delivery is fantastic and to me he looks like someone who could be a five to 10 goals a season man.

"I think there is plenty more to come, without a doubt."