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What former United boss told the French Midfielder before his transfer exit?

The former United Midfielder opened up on his Manchester United departure.

The former Manchester United Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin opened up on the reasons behind his departure from Manchester United.

During his debut season at Old Trafford, Schneiderlin was one of a major player under United’s boss Louis van Gaal’s reign making 29 appearances in total. He moved to Manchester United following £25 million switches from Southampton.

He took Southampton all the way to the top flight, where he quickly emerged as a disruptive influence in the most positive sense. In 2012-13, during his first season at Premier League, he demonstrated exceptional reading of the game making more interceptions and tackles than any other midfielder.

He also revealed his experience while working under the former boss Jose Mourinho following his arrival at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016. The 29- year old role was swiftly reduced, from being a major key player to just being a shadow and then he was eventually forced to leave after making just three league appearances under the new United manager.

Schneiderlin also revealed that his lack of pre-season training due to participation in the EURO 2016 tournament may have cost him a place in Mourinho’s plans.

He stated in an interview,

“I had a week before the season started so I didn’t have a proper pre-season. Mourinho said to me he likes me as a footballer but he knows some players in my position more because he had a pre-season with them.

I was a bit too impatient when I wanted to leave.

Departing from the Manchester United, he eventually signed for Premier League side Everton for £20million after falling out of favour from Jose Mourinho. He revealed his regret at not waiting for a chance at Old Trafford.

The defensive midfielder highlighted his ex-teammate Ander Herrera as a prime example who eventually developed into an important first-team player.

Adding further he said,

Maybe I should have said to myself, keep working and it will come.

For example, Ander Herrera, under Van Gaal he doesn’t play for four months, but he kept passionate and he played under Mourinho.

Then he gets his move to Paris-Saint Germain so sometimes in football you need to keep the passion.”

Author’s take:

Schneiderlin was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. He went out of favour of Jose Mourinho whereas he is an midfield answer to Ronald Koeman at Everton. He is not defined by his limitation but rather encouraged to become a better player.

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