Gary Neville changes Valencia captain, drops Dani Parejo

The former Manchester United full-back is still without a La Liga victory in six matches

Valencia manager Gary Neville insists there is no issue between him and Dani Parejo after replacing him as captain with Paco Alcacer.

The former Manchester United full-back is still without a La Liga victory in six matches and his side could only muster a 1-1 home draw with Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg.

Speaking at full-time at the Mestalla, Neville explained his decision to change the chain of command within his dressing room.

"I discussed it with Dani over these last couple of weeks and we came to the decision together," the 40-year-old said.

"If there was a problem between the two of us then he would not have played tonight and you would not have seen that performance from him. I thought he was our best player."

Alcacer marked the occasion with a goal, equalising in the 61st minute after Wilfried Zahibo bundled it into his own net before the break.

"They only had one chance in the game which was the set piece," Neville added. "We were anxious in final third, but at least we had sustained attacks. We didn't deserve to be down in that game.

"We keep going behind and it'll be a very difficult game for us, but it'll also be very difficult for Las Palmas in the return."

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