Morgan Schneiderlin left out of France squad for Euro 2016

by Ben Topliss


Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin has been omitted from France’s 23-man squad for the European Championships this summer.

Schneiderlin could only make the list of standbys for the competition following a disappointing season at Old Trafford.

France boss Didier Deschamps has instead preferred the likes of Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante, Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko, Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye and Marseille’s Lassana Diarra as his midfield options.



Schneiderlin started in United’s 3-2 loss against West Ham United last time out but he suffered a poor 45 minutes and he was substituted at the half time mark by Louis van Gaal.

When he has played well, Schneiderlin breaks up play, gets intelligent tackles in and gives his side a solid platform to build on.

But the Frenchman’s problem is his lack of consistency and he hasn’t delivered on a regular enough basis to trust him completely in the starting XI. The same fate has befell several of his teammates, such as Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ander Herrera.

Of course, Schneiderlin hasn’t been helped by Louis van Gaal’s negative tactics and perhaps a change in management this summer would benefit him. Jose Mourinho, sacked by Chelsea earlier this term, is said to be waiting in the wings.

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