United legend Neville, who retired in midseason, says Ferguson knows how to best manage his resources.
He told manutd.com: "I think it's just simple things, there's no complication. Keep the players fit, make sure they're fresh and not over-trained, make sure they're prepared.
"You really have got games now every weekend and midweek - it's probably as big a month as I've seen in my 20 years here when you look at the matches coming up in the next four or five weeks and the scale of them. From that perspective, it's just about making sure the preparations are the same and keeping the players fit and you don't get sendings off. So discipline is important - they're the ones out of your control a little bit as the manager needs his full squad at this time of the season."