United look to have turned a corner after an alarming start to the season, which saw them lose two of their first three Premier League fixtures and concede six goals at home to Tottenham.
Though since returning from the latest international break, Solskjaer’s men have picked up impressive victories away at Newcastle and Paris St-Germain while also playing out a 0-0 draw with top-four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford.
And Neville believes there has been a “big difference” at United since they returned from international duty, insisting Solskjaer has made his side difficult to play against once more.
The former United right-back said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “Coming out of the international break, what’s the difference? The big difference is that Ole Gunnar Solskaer this week has gone back to what served him well last season.
“It’s that box - [Victor] Lindelof, [Harry] Maguire, Fred, [Scott] McTominay. All got a defensive mindset, all quick at getting to the ball, particularly those two in front of those centre-backs.
“Every time Manchester United attacked and the ball broke out to Chelsea’s midfield, they were all over them like a rash.
“Those two, how aggressive they are, they’re on to things, quick to the ball, quick to react and they recycle the ball.
“What it also did is when Manchester United go on to try and score a goal, it’s a platform. They also allow Manchester United’s full-backs, [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka and [Luke] Shaw, to be really aggressive.
“Rather than Lindelof and Maguire getting caught out, that midfield two get out really aggressive towards the side, they’re working in tandem.
“McTominay doesn’t win it then Fred does win it. You see what happens, it just means that back two of Lindelof and Maguire are less exposed.
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“For me, Ole’s almost in some ways thought, ‘I need to go back to basics, I can’t keep conceding chances’.
“He’s got the issue in the stands with [Donny] Van de Beek and [Paul] Pogba, but he has gone back to basics this week and it’s meant they’re more difficult to play against and they’re conceding less goals and chances.”