Samuel Umtiti's second-half header was enough for France as they overcame Belgium 1-0 in Saint Petersburg to reach world football's showpiece event for the third time.
"Trippier, Maguire, Jordan Pickford, I would put those three in a category where, before the tournament, I was thinking, 'Can they step up?"
To be fair to Neville he has been gushing over England's performances in Russian Federation, so he will be quite happy to have been proved wrong by wing back Trippier, centre-back Maguire and goalkeeper Pickford, who have all been enormous so far for the their Country.
In England too, World Cup fever has been building with Gareth Southgate´s young team on the cusp of reaching the country´s first World Cup since they won it on home soil in 1966. I feel very proud for my group.
They beat Belgium on Tuesday night by a single Samuel Umtiti / Marouane Fellaini goal.
"When Deschamps took off Giroud to bring on N'Zonzi, then Pogba had more freedom but had freedom not to do silly things". "It was not easy, but we went and got it - now, there is one match left, 90 minutes".
France's Aujourd'hui en France newspaper prepared a full-page spread featuring the two popular comic characters and said it was more than a match. So excellent, in fact, that his Manchester United manager - a man who reportedly hasn't had the best of relationships with him in the last few months - singled him out for praise. The victor will challenge France in Sunday's final.
"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said.
"Whatever the name on the Arc de Triomphe, we just want this World Cup".
"I was 18 years old in 1998, it was one of the most handsome nights of my life".