“I think he’ll be satisfied because it was very clear from the beginning he wanted four”, the former Red Devils defender told Sky Sports.
“To get Matic, even Lukaku when he signed it was on the edge of [being] too much money, but now you’re thinking it’s good deal”.
However, Inter Milan refused to sell the Croatia global as United failed to meet their £50m valuation.
However, the “Special One” will recognise – especially when comparing how his rivals performed this summer – that the club can not always succeed with all his transfer requests, says Neville.
Mourinho has admitted in previous statements that he still needs an attacker to play on the right side of the pitch, which made him try to contract with Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Pericic earlier in the Mercato. “But he understands ultimately that you can not get everybody you want”.
“What I would say about United is that a couple of seasons ago you could be immensely critical of their transfer policy being all over the place”, he said.
There’s no one who could match their impact on and off the pitch left to buy and with Real Madrid the marketing, the desire to pitch the “world’s most successful club” as the natural home for the game’s most expensive, best (non Barcelona) players, remains crucial to Florentino Perez’s business plan.
“What I’ve seen in this last 12 months are the players they have signed in my mind, Pogba, Bailly, Matic and Lukaku fit the profile of a United player – the strength, the personality, the character”.
Overall, though, Neville believes Mourinho’s business this year, including offloading Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin in January, has got United “back on track”.
“He does do well in the transfer market, he did well at Chelsea as well”.
“Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea“, the Brazil global had said at the time.
Mourinho may have to look elsewhere in the final hours of the transfer window if he’s to add to his wide options.