Morgan Schneiderlin opens up about his relationship with Jose Mourinho at Man United

by Tanveer Arayan


Morgan Schneiderlin insists he has no ill-feelings towards Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after joining Everton.

The Frenchman left Old Trafford for £24m in search of more first-team game time in the Premier League, after making just three starts under Mourinho.

He hadn’t been included in a match day squad since November while his future at the club was still in doubt, however Schneiderlin claims he holds no grudes over the Portuguese boss.

“No anger at all, Jose has been good to me,” he said. “We had some explanation and I can accept the decision he made.

“I have to move forward and I am glad he accepted my decision when I went to see him and said I couldn’t see myself spending a year on the bench.

“I’m a footballer and I don’t like to spend one year on the bench.

“I went there with big ambition and I wanted to do the best for the football club, but I don’t think I arrived at the best time in Manchester United’s history.

“It is true that last year we didn’t always play very good football, it wasn’t very attractive and there was a lot of criticism around the team.

“From my point of view I didn’t have the run of games that I was expecting, I didn’t enjoy it as I wanted to. I didn’t fall out of love with football, but of course when you don’t play it is a different game.

“Happiness is the most important thing in life and hopefully I will find that here and now.”

He was one of Louis van Gaal‘s final signings in 2015 as he arrived at the club alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger, however after just 47 appearances under two managers at Old Trafford, has left to take his career forward.

If he had got an extended run in the side, the outcome may have been different and it’s a shame that he hasn’t lived up to his potential at United but hopes are he’s able to re-find his best form under Ronald Koemann.

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