Rafael is seen as Neville's successor at Old Trafford following the United legend's retirement.
"I think he's a great player, he won many titles. I hope to win at least half of the titles he won. To do that, I would be happy," said Rafael, who also spoke of playing for manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"He has to obeyed. He has won everything there is to win. He is the boss there. We do what he says (Rafael then salutes)."