Morgan Schneiderlin has reflected on his Manchester United career and opened up on the regret that ultimately led him to leaving Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho by signing for Everton
Concerned over his future halfway though the campaign, Schneiderlin pulled the plug and moved to Merseyside.
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“When I come back from the Euros, I take ten days off and I play very little for three, four months. Then, I have Ronald Koeman and Everton who are pushing hard to get me, every day, from October.
“I will remember it all my life: I should have played against Liverpool, starter, and the coach [Mourinho] comes to see me. He tells me he doesn’t feel me inside the group.
“I tell him that indeed, with what has happened in the last three months, I am not in it and I want to go to Everton. I regretted it very quickly.”
While Schneiderlin thought he had made the right call at the time, his decision prompted his downfall in the Premier League – unlike a teammate at United who stuck around.
“Even if it went very well at Everton, when you play for Manchester United, when you’re at a club like that, it’s not for a moment of doubt that you have to question everything,” he added.
Schneiderlin’s time at Goodison Park was largely underwhelming, going down as one of many players who failed to make the grade on Merseyside under multiple managers.
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Schneiderlin’s career began with French side Strasbourg before seven years across the channel with Southampton, where he helped the club earn promotion to the top flight.
Having won the FA Cup on Van Gaal’s final bow, another career highlight came weeks later, as he was called up to France’s squad for Euro 2016 after former Chelsea star Lassana Diarra suffered an injury.