Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday afternoon that Morgan Schneiderlin had requested a transfer away from the club and that he would not stand in the midfielder’s way, as long as any offer for the Frenchman meets Manchester United’s valuation of him.
The French international has struggled to find his way into Mourinho’s first team and a move way would represent a fresh start for him. He has plenty to offer other Premier League clubs and is perhaps too talented a player to spend on the bench.
The midfielder has remained popular with Manchester United fans and they’ll be wishing him well if he does indeed move in the upcoming January transfer window.
Many have been left scratching their heads that Marouane Fellaini might remain at the club longer than Schneiderlin, with most of the Old Trafford faithful losing any hope that Fellaini will make the grade at United.
Fans have been taking to Twitter to discuss the potential move and share their thought’s on Schneiderlin’s time in Manchester…
really gutted that it didnt work out for morgan schneiderlin. thought he would be a regular starter for jose but it never worked out.
— VintageUnited (@DeadlyPxgba) December 23, 2016
So we are selling Schneiderlin but keeping hold of fellaini. I can't even… pic.twitter.com/7hfE7sUC8c
— KISH (@KishenMVP) December 23, 2016
Schneiderlin leaving before fellaini is a real joke. No idea how that brain dead hunk of wood has managed to survive three managers
— Anthony Martial FC (@Juanderooney) December 23, 2016
Would have preferred Morgan Schneiderlin over Fellaini anyday. Boss decides though. Hope he finds a good club and gets back playing.
— Red Devil_MUFC (@AnkurDahiya05) December 23, 2016
Will not be pleased if we sell Schneiderlin. How he's about to leave after a year and a half and Fellaini's lasted 3 yrs I don't understand.
— Miles Olusina (@Milez_O) December 23, 2016
And fellaini has played more than Schneiderlin because he actually has some unique attributes, Schneiderlin literally adds nothing
— Guru_of_Mancunia (@GuruOfManc) December 23, 2016
Shame about Schneiderlin, was buzzing when we signed him, wish it worked out, but if he wants to leave to play then fair enough.
— Joshwa (@JoshMufcWilson) December 23, 2016