“It’s definitely my fault, I should have been more patient”: Morgan Schneiderlin blames himself for failing to make the grade at Manchester United, but calls his 18 months at Old Trafford a “fantastic experience”
- Morgan Schneiderlin says he blames himself for his failure at Manchester United
- The midfielder lasted just 18 months after Southampton’s signature in 2015
- The Frenchman said he should have been more patient after falling out of favor
- He left Everton to come to Nice in June, after three and a half years on Merseyside
Morgan Schneiderlin says he blames himself for failing to score at Manchester United.
The midfielder was signed for £ 25 million from Southampton in 2015, but made only 32 Premier League appearances before moving to Everton 18 months later.
The Frenchman was signed by Louis van Gaal, but the Dutchman’s departure limited his chances in the first team and played only 14 league minutes under his successor Jose Mourinho.
Morgan Schneiderlin blames himself for failing to make it to Manchester United
He left Old Trafford after 18 months and played only 14 minutes of competition under Jose Mourinho
But the midfielder said he did not regret joining the Red Devils and is responsible for his early departure.
“On the commercial side, all aspects off and on the field make it the biggest club in the world for me,” he said. Nice-Matin.
“It was a source of pride for me [to play there], an honour.
The midfielder said he did not regret joining the Red Devils despite his early departure
“I would have preferred my time there to be longer, to take a different direction. But it is definitely my fault, I should have been more patient again.
“But I don’t regret it at all, it was a fantastic experience.”
Schneiderlin left Everton last month after three and a half years at the club to sign for the Ligue 1 side in Nice. The 30-year-old said the move was purely for football reasons.
“My wife didn’t want to go back to France, that’s the truth,” he revealed.
‘I don’t come for the Cote d’Azur, the sun and the beautiful view every morning when I wake up.
The Frenchman spent three and a half years in Everton before leaving for Nice in June
“I have spent several years in Manchester where it rained all the time. That never frightened me. The main criterion was football-related.
‘I wanted to leave last year, I was close by, but [Everton] stopped me and said they really counted on me for this season, but they would let me leave the following summer.
“I told the sports director to close all other negotiations. I chose Nice and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. From that moment on they were very stylish. ‘