Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that Manchester United's players were "screaming and shouting" at each other during the half-time interval of their 1-0 win against Liverpool. The French midfielder admitted the Red Devils were so unimpressed with their insipid performance yesterday (17 January 2016) that they exchanged some stern words among themselves in the dressing room.
Schneiderlin, 26, said that feelings were running high at Anfield among the United players, all of whom were determined to secure a much-needed victory against their Premier League rivals.
"In the first half, we didn't win enough second balls. Sometimes we won the first ball but not the second ball," the Frenchman told MUTV. "When we came into the dressing room after the first half, there was some screaming and shouting, but of course that is normal."
"Liverpool are a very high-pressing team, and we knew if we kept a clean sheet we would have a chance to win the game. In the second half we did what we had to do. We scored one goal, stayed strong and, at the end, it is three points, which is amazing."
United won the game thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal 12 minutes from full-time, and Schneiderlin insisted that the record-breaking forward remains a key player for Louis van Gaal's men.
"Wayne is still the main figure at the club, he's the one guy who has scored so many goals in his career and he will keep doing it. Sometimes you have spells where you don't score, but he has kept the smile on his face and trained hard," the United star said of his skipper.
"You saw his two goals against Newcastle were very good, and today he scored another amazing goal. We need him in the second half of the season if we are to achieve something special."