When Morgan Schneiderlin arrived from Southampton on a £30m+ transfer, he was meant to be the defensive midfielder the club had been sorely lacking.

A decent first season half confirmed that, but the arrival of José Mourinho at the helm quickly put his stint at Old Trafford in jeopardy, which ultimately led to his transfer to Everton.

Still, the France international can boast playing alongside some of the biggest players for one of the greatest clubs in the history of the game.

In fact, when sitting down with Nice-Matin to talk about his exit from Goodison Park and return to France, he couldn’t help but praise United.

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He said: “Its commercial dimension, all the off the pitch and on the pitch aspects make it the biggest club in the world for me. It was a pride, an honour. I would have liked my time there to be longer, to have another end, but it’s probably my fault. I should have been more patient, once again. But I don’t regret it at all. It’s a fantastic experience”.

Knowing that he wouldn’t be able to play for one of the big five clubs any longer following his Everton stint, the player decided to return to his home country, where he has barely played as a footballer.

Joining Southampton at a young age, Schneiderlin has pretty much spent the vast majority of his career in England.

Now, it’s time to enjoy the south of France, and, who knows, maybe get his career back on track.