By Alex Stevens
Morgan Schneiderlin has insisted that he is not interested in chasing praise – because he is a team player.
The Manchester United midfielder says his role in the team means he naturally stays out of the spotlight and he is happy to let the goalscorers and more inventive players get the attention.
Schneiderlin has had a promising start to his United career since his £25million move from Southampton in the summer but is unfussed by the public perception of his performances.
“I don’t play for chasing praise from anyone because I’m a team player,” he said. “Of course, you have to play as well as you can but I don’t play to have a good rating in the newspaper or anything like that. I just play to win games and give my team the best possibilities.”
Quizzed by Inside United about his role in the team, Schneiderlin, who has been rotated with Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger for the two central midfield positions, says his role is all about providing a solid base for the team.
“I think a lot of players are working very, very hard and a lot of players are getting praise around us because they score or they give assists in their position,” said the Frenchman.
“But a lot of players are working hard, making some crucial challenges and doing some good things. Yet sometimes, of course, we are bit out of the spotlight, if I can say that. But for me I don’t care about being in the spotlight. I just like to win.”