Morgan Schneiderlin hits out at Louis van Gaal

The Frenchman moved to Everton over the summer

Morgan Schneiderlin

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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.