Morgan Schneiderlin scored his first goal for Manchester United last weekend, when we beat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park. As a result, our midfielder is going in to Sunday’s game against Manchester City full of confidence.
I always say, for me, it’s not the most important thing for me to score a goal. The most important thing for me is how I feel on the pitch and I feel better and better as the weeks go on. I feel very good physically and my confidence is high. I’m happy with the way I’m playing. I need to keep going and scoring the goal was the icing on the cake.
Schneiderlin has played down the importance of the result on derby day but stresses the importance of making a statement in front of the fans at Old Trafford.
It won’t say everything about how the rest of the season will go but it will mark a print [in the season]. And, if we can win this game and beat City and possibly get back to first place, it will make a statement again. So, for us, it’s very important to do that especially in front of our own fans. But, whatever happens, it won’t be the end, we still need to work hard because it’s a long season.
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