Chris Sutton believes that Morgan Schneiderlin leaving Manchester United for Everton in January would benefit both clubs going into the business end of the season.
Jose Mourinho later confirmed that Schneiderlin, yet to make a Premier League start this season, had asked to leave the club in January.
And Sutton, speaking to the Daily Mail, claimed that a move during the January transfer window – as opposed to a summer move – would benefit all involved.
“This would be a good move for both parties,” he said.
“Schneiderlin is not getting a look in at United and Everton need strengthening in midfield.
“Ronald Koeman knows Schneiderlin from their Southampton days and he is one the manager can rely on to help reverse Everton’s poor form.”
One imagines that Schneiderlin would want to pack his bags for Merseyside sooner rather than later. The Frenchman has only played 90 minutes once this season (during Man United’s 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord back in September), and his last appearance in a United shirt dates back to a five minute cameo against Arsenal in early November.
He has quickly descended down the pecking order at Old Trafford, and reuniting with the man who oversaw the zenith of his career whilst at Southampton seems like a wise move.