Gary Neville: I really would not want to play against Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray

Gary Neville has praised the performances of Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has praised the recent performances of Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.

Speaking to SkySports Monday Night Football, Neville sang the 31-year-old's praises, describing him as a nightmare to play against.

He said: "It's two outstanding performances I've seen. He's in great form, it's a good story, and I would not like to play against him, I really wouldn't like to play against him.

"I think he's one of those players like a Paul Dickov type player who makes your life a misery all game."

His comments even prompted fellow pundit Jamie Carragher to remark, 'Pick him for England then.'

Whether Neville will use his influence as Roy Hodgson's assistant to call on Murray is another matter for the veteran and probably a stretch at this point.

Yet Murray's return to form is notable for a player who was considered surplus to requirements by boss Neil Warnock earlier in the season, sent on loan to Reading.

In his last six Premier League games he has six goals and three assists, two of which came in a 4-1 demolition of Sunderland at the weekend.

Murray was key in the Eagles getting to the top flight two seasons ago, only to be cruelly denied a crack at the Premier League in 2013/14 by injury.

His impact is long overdue, and Palace fans can only hope he keeps it up into next season, while praise from a former player like Neville is welcome recognition for the forward regardless of where it does or doesn't lead.

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