Neville is determined to battle for his place at United but face strong competition from Wes Brown, John O’Shea and Rafael Da Silva.
He told the People: “I played a good number of games last season and I hope that continues next season because playing for this club is as special to me now as it was when I first pulled on the shirt as a schoolboy.
“Full-backs have an important role, particularly at United, in terms of the way we attack and the way in which there’s a transition from defence through our full-backs to attack.
“We have always set up play and been part of the extra-man situation and we always play with width.
“The way you see guys like Patrice Evra and Rafael Da Silva attacking, they are more like wingers who can defend – they aren’t just full-backs any more.
“The way in which the modern full-back like Rafael, his brother Fabio and Patrice play is fantastic to watch. Before I got injured a couple of years ago you’d say I was running forward nearly all the time during the game.
“Don’t get me wrong – I don’t do that in the same eye-catching way as they do, but you understand the changes and development in the game and the way I’ve had to adapt.”