Former Valencia coach Neville was discussing who will finish in the top four after a number of mixed results over the weekend.
The former Manchester United defender played in plenty of huge games between the Premier League giants.
If they do win the Europa League, then I think Mourinho has had a brilliant season.
Neville admitted that United were not good enough to capitalise on rival teams dropping points in the race to qualify for the Champions League. "As long as they do the business on the pitch, [but] I hated it when the French players would do this with one another - English players certainly didn't".
"I've shifted my opinion on him - it's credit to him and Jose Mourinho".More news: Celebrities ignore New York City smoking ban at annual Met Gala
The second half started very poorly as United had plenty of the ball early on without doing much with it which was good if you didn't go on to lose the game and that is exactly what they did.
For the final game of the Premier League season, the Reds will host relegation-threatened Middlesbrough at Anfield.
"My view is that before this game, Jose Mourinho's language in his press conference made it feel like it was all around the Europa League with two games in the competition compared to four in the Premier League".
When I played for United against Arsenal, I always thought I was going into a situation that was totally out of my comfort zone.
Some of the players he rested conserved energy and the ones who came back from injury have got some playing time under their belts, which bolsters the squad a little bit.More news: North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting assassination attempt
Finishing out the match strong and more importantly, not allowing United to get back in even with a consolation goal.
"When you score, you've got to be happy".
"Today was tough, and you think that Tuanzebe was up against Alexis Sanchez, who is a world-class player, at a hard stadium to play at".
"He's better defensively than he gets credit for".
James Milner had the best chance to get a goal from the match, but Saints stopper Fraser Forster saw to it that the Englishman missed his first penalty since 2009, with a low save in the 66th minute of the match.More news: Durant on fire as Warriors down Jazz
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