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Man Utd flop Morgan Schneiderlin fears he jumped ship too soon and claims he plays like Sergio Busquets

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.

Schneiderlin fears he left Man Utd too soon, comparing himself to Busquets

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.


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.”

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