Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin has vowed to come back stronger at Old Trafford next season following a disappointing debut campaign at the club.
Schneiderlin was signed from Southampton by Louis van Gaal last summer but the midfielder struggled to hold down a regular starting spot at Man United.
His form meant he was only included on the stand-by list for France ahead of the European Championships this summer and Schneiderlin was downbeat as he sent a message to fans to signal the end of his campaign.
Writing on his official Instagram page, he said: ”After a few days training with the French national team I hope they will win the Euros. It’s time for me to leave the camp and to be back home with my family and friends.
“Despite a few disappointments, I learned a lot from this season, and I promise that I will come back stronger and [more] determined [than] ever! #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger.”
Après quelques jours d'entrainement avec l'équipe de France ?? pour préparer l'Euro 2016, je souhaite à cette belle équipe de soulever la ?. Il est temps pour moi de partir me ressourcer auprès de mes proches. Malgré quelques déceptions, cette saison m'aura beaucoup appris et je promet de revenir encore plus fort et plus déterminé. After a few days training with the french national team ?? I hope they will win the Eurocup ? It's time for me to leave the camp and to be back home with my family and friends. Despite a few disapointement , I learned a lot from this season , and I promise that I will come back stronger and determined as ever! #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger
Schneiderlin was considered to be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League prior to his arrival at United but he seemed to suffer as a result of van Gaal’s negative tactics. The likes of Ander Herrera and Memphis Depay also regressed under the Dutchman’s reign.
The hope is that Schneiderlin is afforded a new lease of life under Jose Mourinho, who was appointed as United’s new boss last week.
Schneiderlin, on the face of it, is exactly the sort of player Mourinho likes: intelligent, physical and an eye for a pass.