Morgan Schneiderlin not fully satisfied with debut season at Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that he has not been fully satisfied with his debut season at Manchester United.

Schneiderlin was brought to Old Trafford last summer after impressing at Southampton but the Frenchman’s campaign has not gone totally to plan.

Louis van Gaal has often left Schneiderlin out of his starting XI and the midfielder was disappointing in the 3-2 defeat against West Ham United last time out.

“I’ve been like the squad – some good matches and some that were not as good,” Schneiderlin said.

“But everything is definitely different at Manchester United. A good match at Southampton can be viewed as a bad one in Manchester.

“When I signed for Manchester United, I wanted to play all the matches — to play well all the time. So I’m not fully satisfied. I’m not dissatisfied, I’m not satisfied — I’m in the middle. But it’s my first year. I’m convinced that I’ll come back very, very strong next season.”

Schneiderlin failed to break up West Ham’s attacks at Upton Park and he was rightly substituted at the break. Michael Carrick added a calming influence to United’s play in the second half but he could not stop his side from crumbling late on.

When Schneiderlin does turn it on, his energy and reading of the game gives United a solid platform to build on. But those instances have not come often enough and his first season at the club has to go down as a disappointing one. Supporters have watched the likes of Paul Scholes and Roy Keane dominate the middle of the park for their side in recent years but Schneiderlin has a long way to go if he is to reach those heights.

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