It was later reported that Man United, despite Mourinho insisting that he would not stop the Frenchman from leaving, had rejected a £19m bid from Everton for the midfielder.
And according to French media outlet L’Equipe, the 27-year-old has grown frustrated over his current predicament at United.
One can hardly blame Schneiderlin for wanting to move sooner rather than later. He has only managed 90 minutes once under Mourinho (against Feyenoord back in September) and hasn’t made a start since United’s 2-1 defeat to Fenerbahce back in November.
His demise into anonymity this season has been emphatic and somewhat surprising. His first season at Old Trafford, whilst being far from perfect, was relatively promising, and it seemed as if Mourinho – who has always looked to utilise no-nonsense, steely midfielders – would look to hand the Frenchman a major role in the side.
But it turns out that there is no place for Schneiderlin at United anymore, and the midfielder will be desperate to reunite with Ronald Koeman in the coming weeks.