Morgan Schneiderlin insists that he is not perturbed by the prospect of less game time at Manchester United compared to when he was playing for Southampton. The midfielder was dropped to the bench against Arsenal in a 3-0 loss for the Red Devils, with Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger asked to hold fort in midfield.
The midfielder's absence was sorely felt as the Red Devils suffered their second loss of the season to the Gunners, but the Frenchman is confident that this is not the only time that Van Gaal will be making changes to his midfield. Talking to reporters while on international duty with France, he said, as quoted by Goal, "I have played a lot of matches. The coach made a lot of changes in attack and even in midfield and you have to get used to it," he told reporters before France's friendly with Denmark on Sunday.
"I used to play all the games with Southampton but things have changed. I happened to be on the bench, you have to take it philosophically."
Meanwhile, United are reaping the fruits of an audacious investment in 19-year-old forward Anthony Martial, who has started scoring goals for fun following his move to Old Trafford from Monaco. His form has bought him a permanent place in the French squad, but Schneiderlin believes that he will not be affected by his sudden rise to stardom.
"He is the same player in Manchester as he is here, he has the same qualities," he added. "This is someone who has a good head on his shoulders, he does not let it go to his head. He's always got the same good humour and the same desire to work."
The Red Devils have a tough few weeks ahead after the international break with games and Everton and Manchester City on the horizon which could decide their title credentials come the end of the season. Meanwhile, City are struggling with a series of injuries to key players, with David Silva out with a sprained ankle and Sergio Aguero not available following a hamstring injury while playing for his national team.