“I don’t think there’s a natural replacement for [Harry] Kane, but I think Greenwood’s the only one who can really finish.”
Edinson Cavani was also on the scoresheet in Sunday’s win for United at Spurs.
And Neville believes having an experienced player such as Cavani is vital for Greenwood’s development as a player.
He said on the Gary Neville Podcast: “Mason Greenwood needs another year with Cavani alongside him. He needs someone like that.
“It inspired us as young players having the likes of [Bryan] Robson, [Steve] Bruce, [Eric] Cantona and you see the best players in the world, or who have been the best players in the world, like Cavani, doing his work like that in the 94th minute.”