New Manchester United signing Morgan Schneiderlin was just happy to play despite scoring on his debut for the club against Club America.
Schneiderlin’s looping header five minutes into the match gave Man United a 1-0 win in their first game of the pre-season tour of the United States.
The midfielder completed 45 minutes in Seattle and really stood out with some intelligent passing and good break up play.
Schneiderlin was pleased to score but insisted he is just looking to build up his fitness ahead of the new campaign.
Speaking after the game, Schneiderlin said: ”It was good to start with a win but it was all about what Louis van Gaal wants and his philosophy. We worked a lot on set pieces and I’ve been told to get to the far post because he knows I’m tall, so I got a sneaky one!
“To be honest, it’s just a goal for me, it doesn’t really matter. Of course I’m happy but it’s my first game for Manchester United. For me it is all about getting fit for the Premier League.”
“The changing room is very good and luckily I speak English so my adaption has been easy. I’m very happy and settling in well. Getting to come on tour and spend 15 days with everybody is the perfect way for me to start at Manchester United.”
“Now I have signed for the biggest team in the world.”
It is good to see that Schneiderlin is putting the team first ahead of individual praise.
The Frenchman was superb during the victory and it is safe to say he will be a fixture in United’s midfield for years to come. Along with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Daley Blind, Van Gaal finally has options in midfield. It’s been a long time coming.