Morgan Schneiderlin’s Old Trafford hell finally looks to be coming to an end, with the Frenchman now heavily linked with a reunion with his former boss at Southampton Ronald Koeman.
Schneiderlin has been an unqualified failure at United, barely played either by Jose Mourinho or the man who bought him, Louis Van Gaal.
The serious problems that United have had finding a balanced central midfield setup without even trying Schneiderlin tells you everything you need to know about how far down the pecking order he is at Old Trafford.
It’s a mysterious situation given how well regarded the 27-year-old was at Southampton, with almost nobody of note doubting that he would be able to make the step up to a top side.
Koeman has his own midfield problems at Everton, and will be hoping a rejuvenated Scheniderlin can be the answer. Despite his obvious flaws, he can’t really be worse than a middle-aged Gareth Barry, can he?