Morgan Schneiderlin’s game time at Manchester United is becoming something of an issue in France, so much so that (somewhat ridiculous) rumours of him potentially going out on loan in January have started to circulate.
Totalling a paltry 170 minutes of football so far this season, with only two starts (one in the Europa League and one against Northampton in the EFL Cup), the 26-year-old cannot be happy with his amount of time on the pitch.
Of course, a lot rests on him impressing José Mourinho enough to earn a spot in the starting line-up, and that clearly isn’t happening right now.
L’Equipe are getting a bit concerned for his national team prospects as well, as they included him in a team of ‘Didier Deschamps’ forgotten players XI’ on Thursday, claiming he only had a 30% chance of making the national team again right now.
With midfielders such as N’Golo Kanté, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko and Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye all ahead of him in the pecking order right now, the former Southampton star is in desperate need of game time.
There’s a bit of confusion as well, considering Manchester United apparently rejected all offers for the player over the summer, making it clear they wanted to keep him.
A squad needs depth, but the depth also needs to play football.
Perhaps a loan move in January is needed after all.