The Frenchman moved to Everton over the summer
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has hit out at Louis Van Gaal after his career in Manchester stalled under the Dutchman.
Speaking to L'Equipe,he said: “I didn’t take any pleasure on the pitch. He left me little freedom in my game, even though I have quite a lot of experience in the Premier League.
“With him, I felt like playing a robot. They said to me, ‘You must never go and get the ball in this part of the pitch, you must not do this, that’. These instructions may have disturbed me a little.
“When a player wonders during a game: ‘But what does the coach want me to do in this situation?’ he begins to be less efficient.
“Especially at Manchester United, in a context where all matches are scrutinised by the media and where one can quickly be criticised from everywhere.”
The Frenchman has since moved to Everton for a fee of £20 million which could rise another £4 million if certain criteria are met, where he linked up with Ronald Koeman whom he had played under at Southampton.