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An Under Par Season, But Why This Manchester United Midfielder Is A Jose Mourinho Type Player

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Morgan Schneiderlin

Jose Mourinho keeps on making the right noises and after the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Manchester United players could all be looking over their shoulders as to who stays and who goes. Despite having the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney, the Portuguese went out and got the Zlatan, so it would not be wrong to guess that some stars could be leaving the side.

One player who did not have a great season last time around was Morgan Schneiderlin and the French star might have a tough time in Jose’s plans if he does not fit them but the big question is that Jose has not signed a midfielder yet.

Does that mean the French midfielder has a future at the club or is he going to be sold like a certain Juan Mata?

One of the best at Southampton

When Morgan Schneiderlin was brought to the Premier League by Southampton in 2008, he was an unknown quantity but once the Saints made it to the Premier League; he became one of the best defensive midfielders in the league.

The 26-year-old stuck with the Saints but ultimately moved to Manchester United in 2015 but failed to make it into the starting XI for the entire season as Louis van Gaal did not play him in most of the games.

The 26-year-old though seems to be a Mourinho kind of player, even though he wasn’t used in every game last season. He is a dynamic midfielder who can cover a lot of ground and even though he doesn’t run about the pitch a lot, he does protect the defence really well and that is what would be most important for Mourinho next season.

The French midfielder is great at tackling and interceptions as well and that would certainly be important for the Manchester United side should they decide to play a game which is more reliant on defence and the n counter-attacking the opposition.

Schneiderlin knows that he won’t have too many chances to impress Mourinho and while Manchester United do not have a lot of enough defensive midfielders and with no future set for Marouane Fellaini either, Morgan should be the one bright spark in the middle of the park when speaking from a defensive view point.

Mourinho is also the kind of manager who can bring out the best in a player, especially if they are well-versed in the art of defending and containing the ball. Schneiderlin might not have had the greatest first season at the Theatre of Dreams but one thing is a certainty, he could be a success under Mourinho.