I wanted to say something about Jack Wilshere after he spoke this week about me giving him Paul Scholes’ number so he could speak to Paul about his comments on Sky a few months back. He’s a fantastic talent. The more I’ve worked with him with England, the more I like him as a person. He’s actually very similar to Paul Scholes in his nature. He’s got a fight about him. He’s got immense talent. He’s been unlucky with injuries in the early part of his career but he’s a unique talent and we need him desperately for England. He’s a midfield player who accepts the ball so well, he can manipulate the ball, he can beat men, he can play one-twos and he sees the big picture out on the pitch.

When Paul Scholes speaks about you, it’s a compliment. While Scholes’ words may have come across as critical, he wouldn’t even bother speaking about 99.9% of football players, he wouldn’t give them the time of day. I know how much he rates Wilshere though. He wants Jack to be one of the best midfielders in the world, because he believes he has the talent. Some of his performances for England have been outstanding. He brings something completely different and when I watch him in training, he’s one of those players, like Scholes, that if you have him on your team, he dominates possession and keeps things moving….

Gary Neville was speaking in his fortnightly column for EA SPORTS FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. Read the full column here: http://bit.ly/1jljlYm