Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted he is still getting accustomed to his role at the club.
The Frenchman arrived at Old Trafford from Southampton this summer and was a constant in the starting lineup for the first few weeks of the season. However, since then, Louis van Gaal has chosen to rotate the two that play in central midfield, almost on a match-by-match basis.
With Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Bastian Schweinsteiger all in contention for a spot in the Man United midfield, Schneiderlin knows he will have his work cut out for him if he wants to cement a starting place.
Speaking ahead of France’s friendly against Denamark, Schneiderlin said: “I have played a lot of matches. The coach made a lot of changes in attack and even in midfield and you have to get used to it.
“I used to play all the games with Southampton but things have changed. I happened to be on the bench, you have to take it philosophically.”
The 25-year-old had a good start to life at United but has found playing time hard to come by in recent weeks. Schneiderlin was left on the bench as the Reds fell 3-0 to Arsenal to lose top spot in the Premier League.
The Frenchman will hope that some good performances for his national team can help him when he gets back to Manchester after the break. United have some crucial fixtures coming up and with van Gaal’s policy of rotating midfielders, Schneiderlin will have to be ready to take his chance when it comes.