MANCHESTER UNITED flop Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed he fears he jumped ship too soon – while claiming he plays like Sergio Busquets.
The Everton midfielder, 29, reckons he should have stayed at Old Trafford and battled through his tricky two-year stint.
The 15-cap France international says you only have to look at the current United squad to know he could have made a career for himself in Manchester.
Schneiderlin told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I wanted to do more and I had the capacity to do more [at Man Utd].
“Maybe I jumped out of the boat too quickly when I didn’t play for three months.
“When I look at other players having a great career at Manchester United, they all had a spell of four or five months when they didn’t play.”
Schneiderlin went on to scoff at criticisms of his “negative” style, saying he plays in a similar manner to Busquets.
PLAY SMART, NOT FLASHY
When asked about his “negative” style of play, Schneiderlin added: “That’s the perception of people and what they say but I would love to watch a game with them.
“If you are in midfield, you are 1-0 down and your team has run after the ball for a minute and I try a long pass and miss it.
“People might clap because it is an attacking move, but my team-mates might have to for another two minutes to get the ball back.
“If we are winning 1-0 and I make a short pass that allows the team to breathe, people think it is clever.
“Some people say I pass square but I don’t see it. Look at [Sergio] Busquets at Barcelona.
“I don’t compare myself to him but tell me the passes he does that I don’t?
“Because they win games everyone says he’s the cleverest midfielder in football. I don’t compare myself to Busquets.
“Football is about perception. You can play the same game but it will be analysed differently depending on whether you have won or lost.”