Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed his admiration for fellow frenchman Eric Cantona and what he achieved at Manchester United.
Schneiderlin joined Man United from Southampton this summer and has settled into life at Old Trafford with a minimum of fuss. While Schneiderlin appears to be a man who likes to stay out of the limelight, he has picked out Cantona as someone who he admires greatly.
Cantona enjoys a special reputation at United after putting in some scintillating performances at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Schneiderlin is aware of the impact that his compatriot had on the club and picked out the arrogance with which Cantona played as something that he admires the most.
“I have seen videos of him. I adore him. I love footballers who have character, personality. You need players like that. Cantona says what he thinks,” he said.
“I have seen interviews with him which made me laugh. I used to love the arrogance when he scored and looked at the crowd.”
Schneiderlin is seen as the ideal central midfielder for United based on his no-nonsense approach to playing the role. He is reliable, confident in his ability and understands how the position is supposed to be played. Hopefully Schneiderlin can endear himself to the fans half as much as Cantona did.