Mourinho eased the pressure on himself with a 2-0 win at Burnley before the global break, but it is believed he is walking a tightrope.
Makelele is quoted as saying by Metro: "I learned a lot with Jose".
Neville insisted it is far too early to write Mourinho off despite his early-season struggles, which have given rise to the suspicion he is yesterday's man.
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'Today there is a different dimension because Paul is a superstar, but as a character he has always been the same - he likes to laugh, he likes to speak about everything.
However, it wasn't to be and Mourinho ended up empty handed as executive vice chairman Ed Woodward failed to land any of his defensive targets so United will have to wait until at least January to get their hands on a new centre-back.
Despite the speculation, Pogba is under contract at United until 2021 and remains one of the side's most influential players.
Doucoure and his Watford team-mates will be desperate to keep up their flawless start in the Premier League against United on the weekend.
But their real statement of intent came in their come-from-behind win against Tottenham that enabled them to keep pace with Liverpool and Chelsea.
"We've seen them in all the big global games and we know it is going to be a very hard game".
Marcelo, meanwhile, hasn't shown a desire to leave the Bernabeu, but it is believed that his close friendship with Ronaldo could play a huge role in Juventus getting him to join his former teammate in Turin next year.
The Red Devils are aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season after they finished second and without a trophy last term under Mourinho.