"There was never a need to change what Man United do - the formula is there and there was never a need of a new philosophy", the 43-year-old told Malay Mail at Resorts World Genting last month.
"I think it's a good move", Neville said on Sky Sports about the captaincy.
"He arrived Monday, happy, proud, a desire to work", said Mourinho. We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title.
The two-time Champions League victor added: "At this point I'd just say we need to win". It's not a problem, it's the win that is most important'.
Mourinho's Red Devils kickoff their campaign against Leicester City tomorrow.
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Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018, without reaching an agreement. But Israel released that woman last month, and pastor Andrew Brunson of North Carolina remains in a Turkish prison.
United have only won three trophies since, the Europa League, Fa Cup, League Cup.
The Portuguese coach said over the weekend he expected a "difficult" season if no-one else came in but seemed to backtrack ahead of Friday night's Premier League opener against Leicester - and went on to suggest finishing second last season is among the highlights of a career that has been littered with domestic and European success.
He can also be backed at 6/4 not to be in charge for the club's final game of the season, and 10/1 to be the first sacking and United to finish outside of the top-4.
Brazil global Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.
The Red Devils get the new Premier League season underway against the Foxes. "The market closes today, so it is time, at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".
"I think what Jose Mourinho saw and what all of us saw in the summer was Paul Pogba smashing the middle of the France changing room, calling on the rest of the players, demanding more from them".