Having joined from Southampton this summer, Schneiderlin made a very strong start in the Premier League with Man United in which he started every game.
Van Gaal has since decided to rotate his midfield far more often which means Schneiderlin has had less game time but the extra time will no doubt help the Frenchman to adapt to life at Old Trafford.
“Van Gaal is a very strict coach,” Schneiderlin said.
“It’s a new management approach, one I haven’t experienced before. You have to adapt because a lot of things have changed.”
Schneiderlin’s start at the club is exactly how I expected it to go. He’s been quietly effective in what he does, sometimes in an understated fashion and other times more in the spotlight.
He’s still yet to hit top gear but is clearly enjoying life as a United footballer.
He added: “Manchester United are the greatest club in the world. You can see it in the enthusiasm among fans when we play a game.”
Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Herrera and Carrick are all competing in United’s squad for starting roles in central midfield which is why it’s so hard for van Gaal to pick the same starting XI every week, and that competition is very healthy.
We’ve got no doubt Schneiderlin will continue to improve as the season goes on and it’s quite hard to believe that United’s midfield is now the strongest part of the squad, after years of having a dire set of options.