Neville said he could see Ronaldo playing for longer than Messi and scoring more goals than his Argentine rival.
He was being outshone by the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar both in the Spanish league and in the Champions League.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is challenged by Bayern Munich's Mats Hummels and Xabi Alonso at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 18, 2017.
Thomas Mueller said he found it hard to blame a referee for a defeat "but today there's no way around it".
"He knows he can't go up and down all the time now".
"It's too early to think about that, but hopefully that's what we will achieve in the end", said Ronaldo, who on Tuesday became the first player to score 100 Champions League goals.
In the Spanish league, Ronaldo's 19 goals leave him five behind Suarez and 10 behind Messi.
Spot on. In games of such high importance, referees should be more than capable of making the right decisions - or majority at least.
The Bavarians cancelled out their 2-1 quarter-final first- leg defeat to take the game to extra time in Madrid. The Bayern doctor advised him not to play, but he put pressure on to be able to help his side overturn the deficit. He's always here, he's still involved in the important moments.
A Robert Lewandowski penalty and Sergio Ramos own goal, either side of Ronaldo's equaliser, sent the quarter-final into extra time. Bayern renewed the Pole's contract only a few months ago until 2021 and as a result made the player the best paid in the Bundesliga. "We are going to have to fight hard again over two games in the semifinals and the goal is to get to Cardiff".
It may come with the territory at Real Madrid but such lack of respect for one of the game's greatest professionals should not just be accepted as normal.